Stealing Africa

Are multinational corporations bleeding Africa dry?

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
November 26, 2012
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects

Christoffer Guldbrandsen

Christoffer Guldbrandsen is based in Denmark and is well known for his controversial and widely debated films. Amongst these are Fogh Behind The Façade (The Road to Europe) (2003) for which he was nominated for the prestigious Cavling Prize by the Danish Union of Journalists, and The President (2011).


Henrik Veileborg

Henrik Veileborg was born in Copenhagen in 1964 and studied production at the National Filmschool of Denmark. From 1995 until 2002 he worked as a producer and production manager at Magic Hour Films in Copenhagen. From 2002 to 2006, he was the head of development for the Danish Film Institute, which he left to take up the reigns as CEO and Producer at Upfront Show more Films (formerly known as Cosmo Doc). Show less

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The Film

In an age of global trade, multinational corporations motivated by maximizing profit often end up working against the interests of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Stealing Africa investigates reports of widespread criminality by well-known multinational companies operating in Africa. Featuring interviews with heads of state, corporate insiders, and officials from the major global financial institutions, the nature and extent of the problem begins to emerge.