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par A. Paouri - publié le

The web documentary presents research conducted by the REAL (Resilience in East African Landscapes) project. REAL is a Marie Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 2013-606879.
Based on the premise that the past is the key to understanding the present and planning for the future, we focus on the temporal, spatial and social dynamics of human-environment interactions in East Africa over the last millennium.

This web documentary is based on the insights produced by the Resilience in East African Landscapes (REAL) research and training network. It constitutes an interactive immersion into the research conducted by a group of interdisciplinary researchers that focused on different dynamics of human-environment interactions in East Africa over the last millennium.

12 short video sequences (34 minutes in total) cast light on the complex contexts and consequences of climate change in Kenya and Tanzania and on ways of untangling them. They showcase the different methods applied by the project’s researchers on the ground in East Africa, highlighting various ways of exploring social and environmental transformations.

The format of a web documentary provides an effective way of displaying the diversity of the research that was conducted, fitting individual projects in an overarching narrative structure.

The concept of the web documentary and the films were developed by Arghyro Paouri, IIAC, CNRS/ EHESS Paris, and Franziska Bedorf, post-doctoral researcher, REAL-ITN project. Arghyro Paouri has scripted, produced the web documentary and designed its interface. She also edited and produced the video sequences.

The web documentary has so far been shown at :
1) The international colloquium “Landscape in the Anthropocene”, EHESS Paris, 5-8 December 2016.
2) The “Research and Researchers’ Film Festival” at the Alliance Française in Nairobi, Kenya, 13 May 2017.
3) The REAL project’s final conference “Landscape Transformations and Sustainable Trajectories in East Africa – Past, Present and Future” in Moshi, Tanzania 11-12 July 2017.
It will also form part of the REAL project’s traveling exhibition “Getting Closer”, which will be presented in Sweden and Kenya in 2018.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 2013-606879.