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”.