Brief synopsis

A documentary thriller about land grabbing and the global rush for farmland – the new green gold!

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.

(WG Film)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
SprecherJörg Hartmann

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Director of photographyMark Barrs
UK
UK
Director of photographyZeb Davidson
UK
UK
Director of photographyUte Freund
DirectorJoakim Demmer
EditorStefan Sundlöf
EditorFrank Brummundt
Vornominierung Europäischer FP
Vornominierung Europäischer FP
ComposerMatthias Trippner
ProducerMargarete Jangård
WG Film
WG Film
Delegate producerFredrik Gertten
Co-producerHeino Deckert
Ma.ja.de
Ma.ja.de
Co-producerJohn Webster
JW Documentaries
JW Documentaries
Line producerZsofi Lili Kovacs
ScreenwriterJoakim Demmer
Script consultantAnders Villadsen
Transcript translationRudolf Nadler
Production sound mixerOlli Pärnänen
Sound designerJanne Laine

Production companies

CompanyComment
JW Documentaries [fi]
Ko-Produktion
Ko-Produktion
Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktions GmbH
Ko-Produktion
Ko-Produktion
WG Film [se]
Ko-Produktion
Ko-Produktion
Yle Fem [fi]
Ko-Produktion
Ko-Produktion
Film i Skåne [se]
Ko-Produktion
Ko-Produktion
RBB - Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg [de]
Ko-Produktion
Ko-Produktion
SVT - Sveriges Television AB [se]
in Zusammenarbeit
in Zusammenarbeit
Ikon [nl]
in Zusammenarbeit
in Zusammenarbeit
Arte [de/fr]
in Zusammenarbeit
in Zusammenarbeit

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Joakim Demmer2017European Film AwardsDokumentary FeatureNominated

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 05/10/2017