30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sweet Poison Germany 2011 | 89 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2012

Peter Heller

Peter Heller (*1946) works as an author, director and producer and has made numerous documentaries in and about Africa. He has won countless awards for his work, including the Prix Europa in 1998.

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In the last 50 years, up to trillion from all over the world have been poured into Africa in the form of development aid. The results are sobering. Some countries and regions are poorer after the aid than before. How can this be? Using the examples of Kenya, Mali and Tanzania, the film shows how development aid goes wrong. Dam projects, for instance, which first and foremost provide commissions for foreign companies, or food aid that encourages passivity and destroys the local economy. Sweet Poison is a plea not for an end to international solidarity, quite the opposite: Africa should at last be able to do good business for itself, and not just for its helpers.

Original title: Süßes Gift - Hilfe als Geschäft
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, French, German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Peter Heller
Screenplay: Peter Heller
Producer: Wolfgang Bergmann
Director of Photography: Dieter Stürmer
Music: Arpad Bondy
Production Design:
Editor: Gesa Marten
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: BluRay
German Distributor: W-film Distribution
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Production: Lichtfilm GmbH Köln


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