The Chikukwa Project – Documentary DVD

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The Chikukwa Project is a feel good story out of Africa about the largest single community permaculture project in the world.  For the last 20 years this incredible permaculture project has been growing in Zimbabwe. This documentary shows why this project has been so successful.

Available in NTSC and Blu-ray formats. Make your selection below.


“Permaculture actually solves all the problems that we face in human life. So this is considered to be the right approach for us to live – if you want to save the earth.” – Julious Piti, a Chikukwa Project founder

Once the people of the Chikukwa villages suffered hunger, malnutrition and high rates of disease. Now this community has turned its fortunes around using permaculture farming techniques. Complementing strategies for food security, they have built their community strength through locally controlled and initiated programs for permaculture training, conflict resolution, women’s empowerment, primary education and HIV management.

A brother and sister team travelled to Zimbabwe and made this film which shows why this project has been so successful. The Director, Gillian Leahy, is an AFI Award winning documentary maker lecturing in Media Arts at University of Technology, Sydney. Co-producer, Dr. Terry Leahy (her brother) is convenor of the Master of Social Change and Development Program at the University of Newcastle. His research is in sustainable development and food security in Africa. Gillian and Terry were invited by CELUCT, the development organisation of the Chikukwa villages, to make this documentary.

Running time: 52 minutes. Available on DVD in both PAL and NTSC (America) formats, and Blu-Ray.

Watch the trailer of the documentary below.

Find out more about the Chikukwa Project:

Read about it on the permacultureprinciples Blog

Download the 33 page paper written by Terry Leahy outlining why the Chikukwa Project has been so successful compared to other development projects in southern Africa.

Download the presentation related to the article above with photos showing how the project works in detail. From

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