Sounds and images from the Keita valley, Niger: to stave off encroaching desertification, the local inhabitants, helped by international development agencies, plant trees and build irrigations systems. The result? 5000 sq. km of fertile cropland regained from a former dustbowl. Sam Cole documents how it was possible to restore life and hope to one of the world's poorest areas. This short was presented as part of a collective installation at the MLAC-Museum Laboratory of Contemporary Art, University of Rome, La Sapienza. The film also won special jury mention in the Corto DOC competitive category of the Bellaria Film Festival.