"Buy land, they're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain
The world’s farmland is at risk. Ever since agriculture started becoming an attractive investment, local farmers all over the world have been losing ground to international businesses. It’s a phenomenon with far-reaching implications. Land Grabbing gives an inside look into this world, from grain fields and tomato hothouses, to investors, lobbyists and even the EU Parliament in Brussels.
Director Kurt Langbein pays a visit to the farms themselves to talk with proprietors, as well as workers and locals. They tell of another, darker side of the story; of land taken from them, destroyed homes, felled rainforests, intimidation and exploitation.