A unique opportunity to meet the director of the film and find out more about the making and content of When China Met Africa. Join us for free on Thursday 22 October 2013, Boardroom, Regent Street Campus. 6pm
We are pleased to announce a free screening of When China Met Africa, the compelling film described by The Times as “A rare, grass-roots view into one of the most important economic developments of the age“.
As the West’s influence falls into the shadow of an Eastern dawn, the Francis brothers offer us a unique insight into a hidden corner of the present and an insightful glimpse of an emerging world order.
A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr Liu is one of thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who have settled across the continent in search of new opportunities. He has just bought his fourth farm and business is booming.
In northern Zambia, Mr Li, a project manager for a multinational Chinese company is upgrading Zambia’s longest road. Pressure to complete the road on time intensifies when funds from the Zambian government start running out.
Meanwhile Zambia’s Trade Minister is on route to China to secure millions of dollars of investment.
Through the intimate portrayal of these characters, the expanding footprint of a rising global power is laid bare – pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world.
Find out more information on the When China Met Africa website