Glen, Gary & Ross - a film about land grabs
This short film is based on Glengarry Glen Ross, the 1992 film where real-estate salesmen will do anything to make a profit. It was produced in conjunction with and Oxfam campaign investigating how land grabs have pushed thousands of people into poverty.
agribusiness, agriculture, corporate social responsibility, eviction, land, landgrabs, multinational companies, profit, small-scale farmers
transition year, adult and community settings, youth groups, 16+ years
civic social and political education, agricultural science
Published: Sept 9, 2011
As stated by Oxfam:
"From Uganda to Honduras and Peru to South Sudan, irresponsible investors are acquiring land that's classed as 'unused' or 'underdeveloped', but which is actually being used by small-scale farmers to grow food or support their community in some way. Farming communities are often violently evicted and left without the land they relied on for their livelihoods."
See Oxfam's work against landgrabs