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Tuesday, October 23 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Film Festival Screening: Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

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90 mins. 2017

Ethiopia is one of the most profitable destinations in the global rush for farmland, the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, the Ethiopian government leases millions of hectares of allegedly unused land to foreign investors. This drive for prosperity has resulted in the most massive forced evictions in modern history, harsh repression and a vicious spiral of violence. EU, the World Bank and DFID, contribute to this disaster by 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.

Post-show speakers:
Argaw Ashine is an Ethiopian journalist specializing in media and development issues covering Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa for major news agencies including  Nation Media Group (Daily Nation) and Mail and Guardian. He founded Ethiopian Environmental Journalists Association (EEJA) to bring more journalists to work on development and environment issues. Argaw left Ethiopia in late 2011 after the government attempted to arrest him and EEJA was shut by government. There have been positive developments since the release of the film. Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi owner of Saudi Star who featured heavily through the film, was arrested in November 2017. Environmentalist Omot Agwa Okwoy who also features in the film was held in the infamous Kilinto prison for nearly two years. In April 2018, all charges against Omot were dropped.

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Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Auditorium 15