When China Met Africa

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When China Met Africa (2011)

90 min - Documentary - 7 October 2011
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A cinematic feature documentary about China's foray into Africa told through the lives of Chinese adventurers & Zambian power brokers as they negotiate the tricky waters of this rapidly expanding and vital relationship.

Director:  Nick Francis, Marc Francis
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A cinematic feature documentary about China's foray into Africa told through the lives of Chinese adventurers & Zambian power brokers as they negotiate the tricky waters of this rapidly expanding and vital relationship.


Collections: Marc Francis, Nick Francis

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Zambia China
Release Date:  7 October 2011

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

A cinematic feature documentary about China’s foray into Africa told through the lives of Chinese adventurers & Zambian power brokers as they negotiate the tricky waters of this rapidly expanding and vital relationship.

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When China Met Africa is a 2010 documentary film by Nick Francis and Marc Francis. Set on the front line of Chinaʼs foray into Africa, it follows the lives of a Chinese farmer, a road builder, and the Zambian trade minister.

When China Met Africa was an international co-production involving BBC Storyville, Arte France, VPRO, the Sundance Institute, CNC and the Media Fund, and produced by Speakit Films and Zeta Productions. The film played at international film festivals including Rotterdam Film Festival, Munich, Goteburg and at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York, where it won best film. It was released in cinemas in the UK in 2011 and was seen on television around the world.

When China Met Africa was characterised by The Guardian as ‘An eye-opening documentary that puts into concrete images that truism of the geo-political commentariat: that China is a new economic superpower’ and The Times summarised it as ‘A rare, grass-roots view into one of the most important economic developments of the age’. The film was also covered by media outlets including CNN, The Economist and The Atlantic. [wikipedia]

 

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