The Grab

dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Documentary | US/Global | 2022 | 1hr 44

THE GRAB is a global thriller combining hard-hitting journalism from The Center for Investigative Reporting with the compelling character-driven storytelling of director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The documentary takes you around the globe from Arizona to Zambia, to reveal one of the world’s biggest and least known threats. From China, to Russia, to Saudi Arabia, governments and massive business interests are readying themselves by grabbing the last remaining farmland and freshwater supplies in the world, as they quietly stockpile their arsenals… of food. Around the world, remote villagers and rural farmers are facing the same seemingly intractable forces: a global grab for farmland and water resources. The Grab, brings these stories to the forefront, and pulls back the veil on the powerful governments, corporations and even mercenaries who are behind these devastating displacements.
The film has been called, “the holy sh%t documentary of the year” and “a sleek, complex international thriller, where nothing less than the future of the world is at stake.”

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