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by Joakim Demmer


Farmland – the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia’s government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side where the World Bank plays a very questionable role… Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates land grabbing and its impact on people’s lives. Pursuing the truth, we meet investors, development bureaucrats, persecuted journalists, struggling environmentalists and evicted farmers deprived of their land.

original title: Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
country: Swaziland, Germany, Finland
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Joakim Demmer
film run: 80'
cinematography by: Joakim Demmer
film editing: Frank Brummundt, Ute Freund
music: Matthias Trippner
producer: Margarete Jangård
co-producer: Heino Deckert, John Webster
executive producer: Fredrik Gertten
production: WG Film AB, Filmproduktions-GmbH, JW Documentaries
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