Three decades of financial deregulation and uninterrupted military confilcts have pushed more than a million east-Africans to engage in the booming trade of khat, a natural amphetamine plant produced in this region. The Green Gold travels along the trade routes connecting Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya to Europe and the rest of the world, to explore the roots of poverty and underdevelopment in one of the world’s poorest region.
Produced by Khora Film, Les Films Grain de Sable, Corso Film, WDR
With the support of EU MEDIA, Région SUD, Pocirep-Angoa
Broadcasted by ARTE, SRF, al-Ghad
International Sales Journeyman Pictures