Le Jardin D'Ewald

Le jardin d'Ewald
(Documentary | 2015 | 60 min. | Sénégal)


The attempt of Senegalese people, to outwit one of the greatest mass murderers of our time.
Silently, insidiously and always with full force: the overpowering villain, which the Senegalese have to oppose year after year carries the name 'drought'. Drought and the disappearance of water, plants, animals and people can't be prevented, calculated or stopped. Or could there be a way?
A farmer, an artist, a gardener and a young boy from Senegal have one thing in common: mastering everyday life with the lack of water in one of the driest regions on earth. The race for the best protection strategy in times of the climate change and disappearance has already begun.
A balancing act between tradition and innovation, the country life and the promise of the city.


Director, Writer, Producer:
Alexandra Pille
Executive Producer: Marion Krüger-Hundrup, Piere Tumleh
Associate Producer: Karl Pille

Cinematography: Jan Vaceanu-Staicov
Editing: Iara Rodroguez Vilardebo
Dialogue Editor: Sofia Straface
Colorist: Marco Amaral
Production Assistant: Katrin Heil

Sound: Karl Pille
Sound Design/Sound Editor: Alessandro Mongardini
Sound Mix: Tiago Matos


Music and original Soundtrack by André Barros

Music mixer /Sound Engineer: Jorge Barata
Music Editor: Hugo Pereira
Assistant Sound Engineer: Pedro Serraninho
Cello: Joana Correia
Violin: Sandra Escovar
Viola: Cátia Alexandra Santos

Official Selection European Film Festival Addis Abeba (Africa) 2017
Official Selection ACTIVISMS IN AFRICA International Conference (Portugal) 2017
Official Selection National Environmental Justice Conference (Washington DC) 2017
Official Selection Heritales Film Festival (Évora/Portugal) 2017
Official Selection European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) (Glasgow) 2017
Official Selection Jahorina Film Festival (Sarajevo/ Bosnia) 2017
Official Selection Mumbai International Film Festival (India)2016
Official Selection IV ASAI Conference (Catania, Sicily) 2016
Official Selection Ekotopfilm Prague (Czech Republic) 2016
Winner Best Documentary Ewalds Garden Sydney Independent Film Festival (Australia) 2016
Honorable Mention Rural Route Film Festival (New York) 2015
Official Selection 8th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (Malaysia) 2015
Official Selection and Nomination CMS VATAVARAN 2015 International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival (New Delhi/ India) - Nomination in the category "Water for Life"​
Winner Best Documentary Ewalds Garden Los Angeles Urban Film Festival (USA) 2015