Black World Cinema- When China Met Africa

Black World Cinema- When China Met Africa


January 3,2013

Chatham 14 Theaters
210 W 87th St
Admission: $6.00



2010, France/UK
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.

All screenings are followed by lively discussions moderated by program director Floyd Webb or local scholars, screenwriters and directors.

Screenings occur the first Wednesday at
ICE Theaters Lawndale
3330 W Roosevelt Road

And first Thursday of every month at
Chatham 14 Theaters
210 W. 87th Street
Chicago, IL

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