BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
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Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
Finland / Sverige / Tyskland / 2017 / 1 t. 25 min.
LANGUAGE:
amharisk/engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Joakim Demmer
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ute Freund, Joakim Demmer
PRODUCER:
Margarete Jangård
Import/export

As the massive commercial rush for farmland expands, Ethiopia is one of the most profitable new spots for farming. However, this new "green gold" is only available to the most privileged, leaving poor farmers and a high percentage of the citizens of the famine-ridden country without the means to support themselves. DEAD DONKEYS FEAR NO HYENAS is a thorough examination of an issue that implicates both the EU and the World Bank, and its main protagonist is the investigative journalist Argow, whose exposés of the authorities' speculative scheme to lease the farmland to foreigners has forced him to leave his homeland.

 

Joakim Demmer

Joakim Demmer (Sweden, 1965) Selected filmography: IM LAND DER SAMEN - DIE LETZTEN RENTIERNOMADEN (2016), DER SONNENKÖNIG DER MASSAI (2014), ANNA LINDH UND IHR MÖRDER (2004), TARIFA TRAFFIC: DEATH IN THE STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR (2003)

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