Land Rush

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Land Rush
Hugo Berkeley , Osvalde Lewat, 2012
Mali/USA | English, French, Bambara with English subtitles | 58 minutes

U.S. Premiere!

Director Osvalde Lewat and Fuelling Poverty director Ishaya Bako in person April 6!

For 20 years, the hunger crisis seemed to be under control. But by 2008, prices had increased, and the African continent had become a playground for foreign investors. This investigative documentary focuses on Sosumar, a huge project that has the Malian government collaborating with a large group of foreign investors.

Screening with:
Fuelling Poverty 

Ishaya Bako | 2012 | Nigeria | 28m

A rallying cry for change in Nigeria by the Occupy Nigeria movement and an artistic depiction of the failings of fuel subsidy management in Nigeria, Fueling Poverty graphically captures the various contours of this debate and the resilience of Nigerians in demanding change. It examines the effect of corruption on the country and the need for Nigerians to hold their government accountable.

Series: 20th New York African Film Festival

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