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When China Met Africa

Sutton for Peace and Justice presents the film ‘When China Met Africa’.

On Friday 24 February 2012. At Friends House, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30.

Seats must be reserved – email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or text to 07740 594496.

 

A fascinating documentary exploring the impact on Africa of the expanding footprint of China’s rising global power.

An observational documentary set in Zambia, that lays bare the expanding footprint of China’s rising global power – and points to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world.

The Chinese have been investing heavily in Africa to secure the natural resources needed to fuel their growth. While the West pours in humanitarian aid, Beijing puts its money into building infrastructure and mining projects, co-opting local governments only too happy for the boost in revenue.

The film follows the lives of three characters as over 50 African heads of state attend a historic gathering in Beijing.

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.

How do international trade agreements affect local people?  What is the impact of the meeting of two different cultures? Who benefits? Is this just a form of colonialism?

A fascinating doc which raises big questions about the global balance of power – Total Film.

An eye-opening documentary  – The Guardian.

A rare, grass roots view into one of the most important economic developments of the age. Shot with an acute eye – The Times.

A welcome corrective to Western-biased reporting of world events… – Metro.

No entry charge; donations will be taken; seats must be reserved

 

Please download the flyer – WhenChinaMetAfrica A5

and print and display this poster at your community venue or meeting place – WhenChinaMetAfrica A4

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