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LAND GRABBING

Kurt Langbein
AT 2015    56' 94'
⚬ Green ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

"Buy land, they're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain

The world’s farmland is at risk. Demand for land has soared as investors look for places to grow food for export, grow crops for biofuels or simply buy up land for profit. The film gives an inside look into the world of investors in the international agro-business and how the politics of the European Union is involved. Land grabbing doesn't only happen in Asia and Africa, but also in Europe's breadbasket Romania. LAND GRABBING takes a closer look into Europe and also challenges investors and their practices. 

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Director

Kurt Langbein

Producer

Kurt Langbein

Production Company

Langbein & Partner Media

Cinematography

Wolfgang Thaler, Attila Boa, Christian Roth

Writers

Christian Brüser, Kurt Langbein 

Editor

Andrea Wagner

Music

Thomas Kathriner

Sound

Blautöne Tonstudio

Festivals

DocVille 2015

Cambridge FF 2015

IDFA 2015

Cinemambiente 2016

One World FF 2016

Another Way FF 2016

Film Details

Runtimes 56' 94'

Spoken Languages

German, English, Khmer, Romanian, Amhari, Tigrinia, Temne

Production Countries Austria

Biography

Kurt Langbein, born in 1953, holds a degree in sociology from Vienna University. 1979 – 1989 documentary filmmaker and feature-journalist with ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), 1989 – 1992 Austrian news editor with the news-magazine profil, since 1992 at Langebein & Partner Media as CEO and producer and director of several documentaries and TV-reports. Writer of several non-fiction books (e.g. Bitter Pills 1983, Guidebook to Healthfulness1986, Prolonging Life – At What Cost 1994, 1996, The Medicine Syndicate 2003, Medicine: Classified Information 2009, Pushing Down Daisies – Life After Cancer 2012). 2011 he was awarded the Leopold Ungar-Prize for his TV documentary THE SENSE OF ENDOWING.

 

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