When China Met Africa Review

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A documentary that discusses and analyses the relationship between China and Africa.


Despite trying to remain neutral amidst accusations of exploitation, there’s little doubt where Marc and Nick Francis’ sympathies lie in this piece on Sino-African relations. The siblings are quick to castigate the former colonial powers for their broken promises to the world’s poorest continent. But they also question the Chinese commitment to being a “good brother to Africa” by focusing on the dismissive attitude of Liu Changming to his Zambian farm workers — even minister Felix Mutati gets a frosty reception during a trade mission to Beijing. Exposing the truth about the Chinese entrepreneurial spirit as the global socio-economic balance is about to shift, this is an important, compelling film.

A movie that will become increasingly important the more the world tilts in China's favour.