Süsses Gift

After 50 years and 450 billion euros of development aid some African regions are poorer than before. Some regions are poorer after the aid than before. Using examples in Kenya, Mali and Tanzania, the film shows how development aid goes wrong. Dam projects, for instance, which foremost provide commissions for foreign companies, or food aid that encourages passivity and destroys the local economy. SÜSSES GIFT is a plea not for an end to international solidarity, but quite the opposite: Africa should at last do business itself – not just its helpers.

Germany 2011
Regie: Peter Heller
89 min, DCP, Farbe, OmU

2013, Archive, Documentary, Documentary Film Award, Documentary Film Competition

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