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Extra screening at The Hive, Muizenberg, South Africa

On Thursday 28 March there was an extra screening of 'The man who wanted to change the world' is screening at The Hive in Muizenberg.

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South African Eco Film Festival

'The man who wanted to change the world' is screening at the South African Eco Film Festival (SAeco), March 2018.

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Science: Increase in water vapor can lead to growth glaciers

February 2018

'Wereldwijd smelten de gletsjers, maar in de Himalaya groeien sommige juist. Door irrigatie in China zit meer vocht in de lucht, zijn er meer wolken en valt er meer sneeuw.'

Lees het artikel van NRC (in Dutch):

De pagina van de Universiteit Utrecht (in Dutch)

'Many glaciers in the northwest of High Mountain Asia (HMA) show an almost zero or positive mass balance, despite the global trend of melting glaciers.' :

De Maandelijkse Oogst #3: Epic Environment

Wednesday 20 december 'The man who wanted to change the world' is part of the De Maandelijkse Oogst #3: Epic Environment programme organised by cinema Lab111 and Cinecrowd.

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Arlington International Film Festival

'The man who wanted to change the world' was Closing Film for the Arlington International Film Festival in Arlington MA, taking place 26 - 29 October 2017

Video impression of the discussion after the screening with environmental research assistant Emily Mootheart and Julia Travers representing the film:

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam WINNER!

'The man who wanted to change the world' has won the Environment/Sustainability Award at the Wildlife Film Festival in Rotterdam in October 2017:

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AegeanDocs Film Festival, Greece

'The man who wanted to change the world' is selected for the AegeanDocs Film Festival in Greece, taking place from 1 - 6 October 2017.

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Voices from the Waters Film Festival

'The man who wanted to change the world' is selected for the Voices from the Waters Film Festival in Bangalore taking place in November 2017.

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Winner at Ekotop Film Festival

'The man who wanted to change the world' has won the 'Success stories / Technology' Award at the Ekotop Environmental Film Festival Slovakia in May. See:


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Documentary talk on VRT Radio 1

May 6th, 2017

On Saturday May 6th from 11:00 to 13:00 director Mariëtte Faber was in Antwerp, Belgium, @ VRT Radio 1 programme 'Interne Keuken' to talk about the documentary.


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To listen to the radio broadcast click here (in Dutch).

Documentary Film Festival Brussels

On Sunday 26 March 2017 'The man who wanted to change the world' screened in Belgium as part of the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival Brussels.


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College Tour screening at Blijdorp Zoo

On Sunday 15 January 2017 'The man who wanted to change the world' was shown at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam as part of their 'College Tour' programme. The documentary screening was be preceded by an introduction by the director of the film. Afterwards, JustDiggit gave an update of their re-greening activities.

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MITT-DOK screening in Munich

On Wednesday 11 January 2017 'The man who wanted to change the world' was screened at the Monopol Kino in Munich, Germany as part of their MITT-DOK programme. Prior to the film screening climate scientist Thomas Loster from the Munich Re Foundation gave an introduction, followed by a discussion after the screening.

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Greenmotions Film Festival

On Saturday 12 November 2016 'The man who wanted to change the world' was screened during the Greenmotions Film Festival in Freiburg, Germany.

Click here for the film festival programme brochure.

TV Broadcast 2DOC

On Thursday 13 October 2016, the 60 minute television edit of 'The man who wanted to change the world' was aired by broadcaster HUMAN on NPO2. The film is part of a 'Focus on Green' programme.​

Film screening at Pariscience Film Festival

On Sunday 9 October 2016, 'The man who wanted to change the world' was screened during the Pariscience Film Festival. The festival took place at the Museum national d'histoire naturelle in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

Screenings September 2016

Friday 2 September, 20:00h: De Kleine Wiel in Strowijk, Lent - Q&A with the director

Saturday 3 September 16:00h: Rialto, Amsterdam - followed by an interview by Hanneke Groenteman with the director

Johan Wachters on contour-trenches in Mali

After the film screening at Wageningen University, environmentalist Johan Wachters shared his experience working with Peter Westerveld's contour trenching technique for re-greening community fields in Mali. Click on the videolink to listen to Johan Wachters' story:

Read more on Johan's blog about the project in Mali:

Or watch TV programme Desert Alert featuring the Mali project (starts at 2 minutes into the video):

A BULLDOZER VS. A SHOVEL: Wageningen University

On Thursday 16 June starting at 15:30 h, the Landscape Architecture Group of Wageningen University will host a screening of "The man who wanted to change the world" in Gaia 1, Droevendaalsesteeg 3 followed by a discussion. Entrance is free. Click here for the full programme.

After the screening we will walk to the "Hydrologic Corridor" mobile art installation in the Gaia main hall. Explanations will be given by water management specialist Fons Jaspers. Closing drinks hosted by the Landscape Architecture student association Genius Loci.

Screening at Eindhoven University of Technology

31 May 2016

Wednesday June 1st "The man who wanted to change the world" will be shown at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Host is Technology for Global Development. Start: 19:15, location: Common Room, Ground Floor, Metaforum.

Film screenings in May 2016

9 May 2016

In May we have a line-up of three screenings, all with Q&A or discussion following the screening:

Tuesday May 17th, 7pm - 
Filmtheater 't Hoogt, Utrecht
Wednesday May 18th, 8pm - Filmhuis Oosterbeek
Thursday May 19t, 8pm - Cultureel Studenten Centrum CREA, Amsterdam

After the film screening at CREA, Geovusie, the student association of Earth Sciences and Earth and Economy of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will organise a discussion.

'Hydrologic Corridor' mobile on display

21 March 2016

Peter Westerveld's 'Hydrologic Corridor' mobile art installation will be on display at Wageningen University until June 2016:


The mobile visualises the chain reactions between energy and water by means of pictures, drawings and satellite images of project locations where Peter Westerveld planned his 'hydrologic corridor' in Kenya. The panels show the destruction in the landscape and the solutions that Westerveld proposed. More information

Website live

7 March 2016

"The Beginning comes as the End"


The website about the art, life and work of Peter Westerveld is now online:

Special Nedworc Association screening

21 February, 2015

Monday 7 March, Nedworc Association hosted a special screening of 'The man who wanted to change the world' followed by discussion at Cultural Centre Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht.


The screening open to non-members:


For the full program, visit the website: Nedworc


Climate Summit pre-screenings

December 2015

Radio 1 and BNR news radio interview

December 2015

On December 5th I was interviewed by Radio 1 and on Friday December 11th by BNR New Radio about "The man who wanted to change the world".


BNR interview here (in Dutch):


Radio 1 interview (in Dutch):

Finishing grant by Netherlands Film Fund

November 2015

While working round the clock to finish the film in time for the screenings coinciding with the COP Climate Summit in Paris, we heard the good news that the Netherlands Film Fund has awarded the "The man who wanted to change the world" with a finishing grant!

Support from 'The Art of Impact'

September 2015

We're happy to announce that New Dutch art fund 'The Art of Impact' is supporting documentary 'The man who wanted to change the world'!

Sponsorship Serena Lodge Amboseli

August 2015

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge has very generously agreed to sponsor our accommodation in Amboseli, Kenya. We couldn't have been more central for filming the last scenes for the film. Check out this amazing place:

Soil erosion lessons

August 2015

Soil erosion lessons by Nairobi slum kids from the Millennium News participatory video project. 

To see ancient wisdom put into practice.

Watch the video

Crowdfunding successful!

29 June, 2015

Today the crowdfunding campaign for the documentary has been successfully concluded.

A big thank you for all the generous donations!

Go to the Cinecrowd campaign page

19 June 2015

OneWorld published an article on the documentary about Peter Westerveld and about the crowfunding campaign for the film.

Read the article

Support Triodos Foundation

June 2015

Triodos Foundation is one of the supporters of documentary 'The man who wanted to change the world'.

Dutch Water Sector

June 10, 2015

Read the article on Dutch Water Sector about the crowdfunding campaign for documentary 'The man who wanted to change the world'.

TEDX talk Peter Westerveld

April 22, 2013

Watch Peter Westerveld's TED Talk.

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