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Land Rush

Hugo Berkeley & Osvalde Lewat / Cameroon - Mali / 2012 / 58 ' / English - French - Bambara / S.T. English

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Lizi Gelber
Crystel Fournier
Eli Cane & Nick Fraser
Creative Executive: Tom Roberts

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Can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Synopsis

75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off - but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

For 20 years, the hunger crisis seemed to be under control. But by 2008, prices had increased, and the African continent had become a playground for foreign investors. This investigative documentary focuses on Sosumar, a huge project that has the Malian government collaborating with a large group of foreign investors.

 

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