Doc Lounge Aarhus

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Joakim Demmer, 80 min, Sweden, 2017

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas - Official Trailer from WG Film on Vimeo.

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas


After a little break, Doc Lounge Aarhus is back with a new screening, this time we are putting our forces together with the Centre for Environmental Humanities (CEH) at Aarhus University. Documentary of the month will be Joakim Demmer's 'Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas' which did the world premiere at CPH:DOX last month. In order to shed more light on the concept of land grabbing and the current situation, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas is a documentary about land grabbing in Ethiopia that took the director Joakim Demmer 6 years to complete. He saw the paradox in the country where millions of people were dependent on the food being delivered by the EU, the World Bank and DFID, which were corporations exporting food to developed countries. In this documentary thriller, he traces this paradox to land grabbing and the global rush for farmland - the new green gold! 

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.

The panel discussion following the screening will hopefully inform you all further on the situation in Ethiopia (and other African countries) and the truth behind land grabbing. The panel participants are

- Anne Mette Kjær, Lecturer at Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
- Koen Dekeyser, GovInn Fellow, University of Pretoria(UP)
- Glynnis Ritter, Outreach and Junior Producer for Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Joakim Demmer / 2016 / Sweden - Finland - Germany / 85 min
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18:30 Doors open
19:00 Introduction by CEH
19:30 "Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas"
21:00 Panel discussion

20 Kroner (Cash and Mobile Pay)

Place Studenterhus Aarhus, Richard Mortensen Stuen, Nordre Ringgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C

Centre for Environmental Humanities
The Aarhus University Centre for Environmental Humanities (CEH) is concerned with re-engaging the environment in disciplines such as history, religion, literature and media, ethics, archaeology, anthropology, education, and artistic practice – all with a specific interest in reflecting on present concerns in a deep historical perspective. The AU CEH aims to bring together hitherto isolated Environmental Humanities scholars at Aarhus University and to provide a major longer-term catalyst for the diverse research conducted under its aegis

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