Back in the summer of 2005, I was in the middle of my 2 year short term in Niger when Niger became the focus of the world's attention because of reported famine. Esther Garvi posted the links to this documentary that was done revealing the way that the media and aid organizations manipulated the story. They were living and working in the Zinder area where the famine was reportedly the worst. If you have a little bit of time, it's really worth watching. I especially like Part 6 if you don't have time to watch it all.
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6