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GREEN MUSKETEER “Let’s reforest the world” documentary

Green Musketeer is a documentary about Pieter Hoff, inventor of the Waterboxx® and Growboxx® and thus National Icon of the Netherlands. 

Water issues, climate change, biodiversity, desertification, food and hunger are some of the major problems mankind faces today. Pieter Hoff saw this like no other and sold his successful lily breeding company in 2000, so he could spend the rest of his life as an inventor working on CO2 reduction, ecosystem restoration, agroforestry, food production, poverty alleviation and emancipation. Amongst others, this resulted in his inventions the Waterboxx® and Growboxx®; two 'intelligent buckets', making it possible to plant any tree, shrub or vegetable anywhere in the world - without irrigation. Pieter spent every day of his life on his mission to plant two billion hectares of trees (one trillion trees) and fight water shortages in the driest corners of the world. When Pieter dies in 2021, his son Wout musters up all his courage to continue with the company and continue his father's mission.

The documentary raises the question of whether Pieter will succeed in accomplishing his mission. Success takes more than just a good invention. Time is running out for the Earth, and time is running out for Pieter too when his health deteriorates. By contrasting the simplicity of his ideas, against the complexity of the problems he faces, a beautifully layered film is created. With this we want to inspire the next generation, just like Pieter inspired the people around him: ”Look at the possibilities and not just at the problems that lie ahead”. By transferring Pieter's knowledge and zest for life, the documentary shows how each person can provide a livable environment.

Whilst many recordings have been made of Pieter's work, the documentary is not yet finished. Unfortunately, Pieter passed away but the story of Pieter's mission does not end with his death. Greendocs Film would like to make additional recordings to show how his son Wout continues to accomplish that mission. In order to finish the film, the aid of other professionals is also needed. Greendocs Film has now raised € 30,000 and this year will finalise the documentary and get it ready to be broadcasted around the world. Thank you very much for your contributions! 

Help us tell his inspiring story and spread the word!

However, for a more professional finish they ideally need € 47,000 and hence your donations continue to be requested.Greendocs Film will spend this on recordings with Wout (abroad), audio post-processing, sound design, music, final editing, design, production and marketing.

Will you help us finalize the documentary to ensure that the world can learn more about Pieter’s vision?

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