When China Met Africa - Screening followed by Q&A [SOLD OUT]
- Monday, March 26, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Scandinavia House Screening Room
58 Park Avenue
New York City, NY
- Event type
As African economies experience unprecedented growth, no foreign country has been as active in improving its presence across the continent than China. Please join us for a screening of the first film to document this compelling relationship, "When China Met Africa." A Q&A will be held with Writer, Director and Producer Nick Francis immediately following the discussion.
Through the intimate portrayal of three key players in the economic relationship between China and Zambia, 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.
Writer, Director, Producer
Nick Francis and Marc Francis are award-winning filmmakers whose films have been released throughout the world. Chosen by Harper’s Bazaar magazine as one of their "Forty under 40; the household names of the future", and named by the Observer newspaper as one of Britain’s "Rising Stars" – their work deconstructs contemporary global issues into relevant and engaging stories for international audiences.
Their first feature film 'Black Gold', a story about one man’s struggle to save his coffee farmers from bankruptcy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was released to critical acclaim worldwide changing the way millions of people and companies think about coffee.
Their most recent film, 'When China Met Africa,' is a multi-broadcast project involving BBC Storyville, Arte France, and the Sundance Institute, CNC and the EU Media Fund. The film has also played at international film festivals including Rotterdam, Munich, Goteburg and at the Margaret Mead Festival in New York, where it won best film.
The Francis brothers are the co-founders of the London based film company, 'Speak-it' and are currently in development on a number of non-fiction films and cross-platform projects.