Two very good films  doing the Festival rounds.

 

Landgrabbing    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieioj-036hA

May 11, 2015  The world’s farmland is at risk. Demand for land has soared as investors look for places to grow food for export, grow crops for biofuels or simply buy up land for profit. The film gives an inside look into the world of investors in the international agro-business and shows the consequences for families kicked off the land. Land Grabbing shows how “colonialism 2.0” works.     Script: Christian Brüser, Kurt Langbein    http://www.langbein-partner.com/

 

See also this paper by  FIAN  on the EU involvement in land grabbing that is touched on in the film. (The paper is produced with financial support from the European Commission, but the views expressed are those of TNI/FIAN/IGO/FDCL and not of the EC.)

https://www.tni.org/files/download/european_union_and_the_global_land_grab-a5.pdf

 

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Inequality for all – this is another good film  – very US oriented

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inequality_for_All

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2215151/

This documentary follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap.

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