Land Rush| 58mins
Director: Hugo Berkeley & Osvalde Lewat | Producer: Eli Cane
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: South Africa
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?
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