We are very happy to announce that the World Premier of our new production Dead Donkeys Fear no Hyenas will have it’s world premier at CPH:DOX where it will compete at the F:ACT Award. F:ACT Award is dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism. This year, 11 films are nominated in this prestigious competition, consisting of six World Premieres and five International Premieres.
Director Joakim Demmer has spent six years making the documentary that sheds light on the hunt for farmland in Ethiopia. Read more about the film here or watch the official trailer below.
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas was triggered by a seemingly trivial scene at the airport in Addis Ababa, six years back. Waiting for my flight late at night, I happened to see some tired workers at the tarmac who were loading food products on an airplane destined for Europe. At the same time, another team was busy unloading sacks with food aid from a second plane. It took some time to realize the real meaning of it – that this famine struck country, where millions are dependent on food aid, is actually exporting food to us.