Director, Producer, Camera
“a fantastically comprehensive and comprehensible film that delivered vast amounts of information about the problem and its possible ramifications without being dry or ever losing sight of the human beings at the epicentre. Wonderful.” – The Guardian
Screened in more than 70 countries, this hour-long documentary tells the story of an industrial sugar plantation being built in rural Mali, West Africa. Digging into questions of economic development and land rights, the film follows characters who are trying to escape poverty without forsaking their traditional way of life. You can watch the film here. Also, visit the Why Poverty? site and read the Guardian’s review!
Winner, Peabody Award 2013
Official Selection, NY African Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection, IDFA, 2012
Shortlist, Best Documentary, One World Media Awards, 2013
Good Pitch, London, 2011