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Why poverty? - Stealing Africa

Christoffer Guldbrandsen, Denmark, 2012

58 min.DK/Documentary

Exposing the truth behind why, despite almost unlimited natural wealth, Africa remains locked
in poverty. Investigating allegations of widespread criminality amongst outwardly respectable Fortune
500 and FTSE listed multinationals, "Stealing Africa" shows how, in the pursuit of profit,
powerful corporations are actively working against the interests of the world's poorest and
most vulnerable people. Nowhere is this illustrated more clearly than in Zambia. This Country sits on Africa's largest reserves of copper yet the majority here live on less than a dollar a day.
The government struggles to provide even basic healthcare or education, but for more than 20 years, enormous mining conglomerates have paid as little as 0.6% tax on the billions they have made from Zambia's resources. Following local investigative journalists, the film uncovers illicit flows of capital and complex tax evasion schemes designed to defraud the Zambian government out of hundreds of
millions of dollars every year.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Stealing Africa
Danish title Tyveriet af Afrika
Other titles Hvorfor fattigdom? - Tyveriet af Afrika, Why poverty? - Stealing Africa
Keywords Multinational companies, Glencore, Trade, , Corruption, Tax fraud, Zambia, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Christoffer Guldbrandsen
Screenplay Christoffer Guldbrandsen, Niels Borchert Holm
Producer Henrik Veileborg
Director of Photography Lars Skree, Sebastian Winterø
Editor Bodil Kjærhauge
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English,French,Tysk
Production companies Guldbrandsen Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR TV
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
TV release 25.11.2012, DR, Alle 8 film vises 25. nov-2. dec.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Guldbrandsen Film
Co-producer Steps International
With support from DR TV, Danida, Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DR TV

Direction

Direction Christoffer Guldbrandsen

Script

Script Christoffer Guldbrandsen
Script Niels Borchert Holm

Production

Producer Henrik Veileborg
Production manager Stine Meldgaard Madsen
Production manager Sidsel Lønvig Siersted

Cinematography

Cinematography Lars Skree
Cinematography Sebastian Winterø

Stills

Stills Lars Skree

Editing

Editing Bodil Kjærhauge

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