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‘Cotton Work Stories’ shows the background to the documentary, introduces the people behind it and shows the development of the Gulu region. What connection is there to our lives in Europe and what new challenges are facing the region? Find out more about the fascinating stories and protagonists in this documentary.

Baumwollballen der Gulu Agricultua

Cotton from Gulu in Berlin

Acaye Christopher has only a vague idea of what happens to his cotton. He often sees the large pressed cotton bales being loaded onto trucks, but he is unaware of where they are delivered. Ato Evaline’s ideas are only slightly more precise. It will probably be made into […]


Night Commuters

For nearly twenty years, Northern Uganda endured the longest violent conflict in Africa. From 1987 to 2006, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), led by Joseph Kony, and the Ugandan army engaged in fierce battles in the districts of Pader, Kitgum, and Gulu. The LRA justified their actions as […]


Cotton farming in Africa

When Atto Evaline sets out to her “garden”, she goes to her cotton field. A path leads past sunflowers and numerous other plants until one finally stands in front of the cotton plants. Seemingly disorganized, contrary to European customs, not fields laid out at right angles, where the plants are already showing the first white balls of wool.

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