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Movie Screening: Land Rush
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017. 17:30 - 19:30
‘LAND RUSH’ explores how it is possible that despite a tangible wealth, Mali and its farmers still live in poverty. 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?