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Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas - 2017 in Review

After a 7 year-long journey, WG Film was very proud to be able to share Joakim Demmer’s “>Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas in 2017. Now, as we come to the end of the year, we look back on the film’s travels and achievements so far.

Since our world premiere at CPH:DOX in March 2017, the film has met audiences in 25 countries and 60+ cities at festivals, cinemas, conferences and community screenings, plus many more places online and on TV. Director Joakim Demmer has traveled to screenings in cities from San Francisco to Warsaw to Beirut. Our German theatrical release brought the film to 38 cities across Germany. AfriDocs and BET Africa joined together to televise the film across Africa. Joakim, along with outreach producers Glynnis Ritter and Kerstin Übelacker, pitched the film’s outreach campaign at Good Pitch Copenhagen. With the help of more than 700 friends from around the world, WG Film had a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which has helped us continue our work with the film to bring it to new people and places. We have also been honored with numerous awards, such as San Francisco Green Film Festival’s “Green Tenacity Award” and Life After Oil’s “Best International Documentary”. We were nominated for the prestigious European Film Academy Award for “Best Documentary” and Prix Europa’s “Best TV Documentary”.

Our work is certainly not done. One of our main goals with this film is to bring it to those communities affected by land grabbing, both in Ethiopia and other countries around the world. We hope for Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas to help facilitate critical conversations with local people and communities, politicians and decision makers, investors and NGOs. To help spread the film as far as possible, we now have the film translated into 9 different languages, including a French dubbed version and soon, an Amharic version. During 2018, we will be working hard towards bringing this film to the people who need it most and are eager to see what kind of change it can contribute to.
 
On behalf of WG Film and Joakim Demmer, we thank you for supporting us on this incredible journey. We look forward to seeing where 2018 brings the film and hope you will continue to join us along the way.
 
For now, have a look at some photos from the many screenings so far:

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