Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Director: Joakim Demmer | Countries of production: Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Sudan, Sweden, United States | Year: 2016 | Length: 85 min
Language: English | Age: 15+ years

The harsh and unequal struggle for the green gold of the future – the planet’s farming lands – is fought between speculators and farmers on two different continents. 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.

Demmer’s film is sure to bring out the activist in all of us.