Documentary screening // Sustainability Week
During the Sustainability Week (5 – 10 May 2019) we screen the Swedish documentary “Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas” in collaboration with Afrika Filmfestival and VZW Kamutamba. The documentary will be introduced by Kamutamba Project and prof. Em. Seppe Deckers. After the screening, we organise a short debate with a bio-engineering student and Rural Development Economics researcher who went to Ethiopia for her research.
Please take part in the full program (19h30 – 22h).
Price: 5 Euros for students, standard price for others.
Student discount: https://www.kuleuven.be/duurzaamheid/kortingscode-studenten-documentaire
? ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY ?
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas – Joakim Demmer
Spoken languages: Amharic, Engels.
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.