5:00—6:30 PM
Center for Global Development, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC

Global Development Matters Movie Night: When China Met Africa

Nick Francis
Co-Writer, -Producer and -Director, "When China Met Africa"
Co-Founder, Speak-it

With discussant
Deborah Brautigam
Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Professor, School of International Service, American University (on leave 2011-2012)

Hosted by
Vijaya Ramachandran
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

View the full film below:

CGD is pleased to announce the first screening of its annual summer film series, Global Development Matters. The 2012 series will commence on June 20 with a screening of "When China Met Africa." The film portrays the expanding footprint of a rising global power through the stories of three characters: Zambia’s trade minister, Felix Mutati; a Chinese farm-owner; and a project manager for a Chinese multinational company. The film explores the daily dependency and friction between the characters and points to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world.

Nick Francis and his brother, Marc Francis, are award-winning filmmakers and the co-founders of the London based film company, 'Speak-it.' 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 74,000 coffee farmers from bankruptcy, was released to critical acclaim worldwide changing the way millions of people and companies think about coffee. "When China Met Africa" is their most recent film.

Deborah Brautigam is an expert in China-Africa relations and author of the book, The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa.


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