The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Film - When China Met Africa

Directed by Marc and Nick Francis

Wednesday 20th May 2015

From 18:30 to 21:00, Roberts Lecture Theatre 106, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Part of the UCL Festival of the Arts. All welcome, no charge to attend.

In 2005, while working on their film 'Black Gold' about the Ethiopian Coffee industry, directors Marc and Nick Francis noticed Chinese workers building a road in the Ethiopian countryside. The brothers began to investigate China's growing presence in Africa, and their documentary film, 'When China Met Africa', was released in 2011. Join us for a screening of this film, described as "a rare grass-roots view into one of the most important economic challenges of the age" (The Times). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the directors, and with Benny Dembitzer, a development economist who has worked in over 35 African countries.

In partnership with the Ming-Ai Association and UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity.


The event is free, but tickets need to be reserved via:

Eventbrite Tickets - 'When China met Africa' - Film



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