Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas Human Rights Film Festival-kulturhusetstadsteatern
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
Human Rights Film Festival
2 april 2017 13:30
A documentary thriller investigating the murky concept of ‘land grabbing,’
15.00 – 15.30 Q&A with Director Joakim Demmer. Read more about Director Demmer’s inspiration for the film.
(kulturhusetstadsteatern) – Around the globe, there is a massive commercial rush for farmland – the new green gold. One of the most profitable new spots for farming is Ethiopia.
Hoping for export revenues, the Ethiopian government leases millions of hectares of allegedly unused land to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side – the most massive forced evictions in modern history, lost livelihoods of small farmers, harsh repression and a vicious spiral of violence. Contributing to this disaster are the EU, the World Bank and DFID, providing billions of dollars in development money.
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates these foreign land-investments and exposes their impact on people’s lives. In the pursuit of truth, we meet investors, development bureaucrats, persecuted journalists, struggling environmentalists and small farmers deprived of their land.
Human Rights Film Festivals hemsida: http://humanrightsfilmfestival.se/index.php/2017/02/14/dead-donkeys-fear-no-hyenas/
Mer info: http://www.deaddonkeysfearnohyenas.com/
Regi: Joakim Demmer
Längd: 1 tim 30 min