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Malawi, 2003
26 min
In the face of the biggest food crisis in 50 years, numerous initiatives in Southern Africa aim to give hope and agency to the millions of people threatened by starvation
The fate of starvation threatening millions of Africans is not a fait accompli, but a disaster that can be averted. Those who are serious about eliminating hunger focus on long-term solutions of the underlying problems, such as poverty, underdevelopment and lack of education, rather than last minute short-term solutions. In Malawi – one of the world’s poorest countries – numerous initiatives by small and big organisations are happening at the same time. Almost all of them are attacking the root problems.
French producer and director Eric Elléna is the man behind documentaries dealing with subjects ranging from Keith Haring to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.