Ian Somerhalder to Direct Allan Savory Documentary
Lost & Vampire Diaries Actor, Ian Somerhalder Directing Allan Savory Documentary
Allan Savory and the Operation Hope team have been very busy since winning the Challenge in 2010. After attending the Sages and Scientist event hosted by Deepak Chopra, with BFI Executive Director, Elizabeth Thomson, they garnered the attention of actor Ian Somerhalder (Lost, Vampire Diaries). Shortly thereafter Ian took a tour of the African Center for Holistic Management. He was so impressed that he decided to create a documentary on Allan and his work.
"When we wrapped [Vampire Diaries] April 18, 2011 I flew to Zimbabwe where I was doing a documentary," Somerhalder told ENews at the Teen Choice Awards in L.A. "I met a scientist named Allan Savory," he continued. "He's figured out a way to reverse climate change, literally through agriculture. So I'm directing this documentary about him with Geoff Shotz, our camera director on Vampire Diaries... The goal of the movie is to win Allan Savory a Nobel Prize for agriculture, which has never been done." Somerhalder, who testified before Congress last month about wildlife conservation, is set to interview former president Jimmy Carter for the Savory documentary.
"You look at things like An Inconvenient Truth, which Al Gore did, it never once mentions [how] agriculture contributes more to climate change than anything else in the world," he said. "It makes me crazy to think about, so we're going to change that."
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