SWEET POISON

a film by Peter Heller

SWEET POISON

Germany | 2012 | 89:00 min

Original Title:
SÜSSES GIFT – HILFE ALS GESCHÄFT

Formal Categories

Ecology Economy

Content Categories

Documentary
Theatrical Release: November 8, 2012
DVD Release: May 24, 2013
Synopsis
500 billion US dollars in a half-century - and no end to the aid is in sight. Prominent "do-gooders" of the entertainment industry such as Bono, Bob Geldorf, Angelina Jolie and Madonna, pressure the politicians to pump more development aid into Africa.
An ever-increasing number of African economic experts and sociologists have begun to criticise this flood of aid.
Our documentary film project follows the voices of protest that are being raised in Africa. Working in cooperation with scholars and journalists from West and East Africa, we will attempt to present the problems of development aid from an "African" perspective.
Festivals/Awards
2012
Filmfest Hamburg

2013
FIPA Biarritz
IFF Innsbruck IFFI
Cast and Crew
  • Director Peter Heller (c/o filmkraft)
  • Producer Wolfgang Bergmann
  • Director of Photography Dieter Stürmer, Sulemann Kissoky
  • Editor Gesa Marten
  • Sound Timo Selengia, Resa Asarschahab, Axel Schmidt
  • Score Arpad Bondy
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