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[Documentary] Online Film Screening of ‘The Africa China Connection’

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Directed by Dir. Pieter van der Houwen. Netherlands. 2012. 52min. Colour

This documentary looks at the impact of African migration into China and the greater economic impact Africans will continue to have. As Europe and America build fortress societies, the Chinese recognise that ease of movement will become a key part of sustained economic development. Philosopher and political scientist Achille Mbembe, and Ian Goldin, former Vice-President of the World Bank & advisor to Nelson Mandela, analyse the significance of this development.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snxDSBRzCSo

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[Documentary] A ‘Western’ perspective on Africans in China: ‘The Africa-China Connection’ (trailer)

It seems that 2014 will be the year of documentaries about Africans in China (mainly about Guangzhou). To my knowledge there are four films to be released. This is one of them.

‘The Africa-China Connection’ – to be screened online in February 2014 –  is a documentary by Pieter van der Houwen that, according to Hangwei Li, looks at the impact of  African migration into China and the greater economic impact Africans will continue to have in the country.

[Documentary] Interview with Pieter van der Houwen, Director of ‘The Africa-China Connection’

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Hangwei Li with the Africa Daily recently interviewed Pieter van der Houwen, Director of Documentary Film “The Africa-China Connection.” This documentary looks at the impact of African migration into China and the greater economic impact Africans will continue to have. As Europe and America build fortress societies, the Chinese recognise that ease of movement will become a key part of sustained economic development. Philosopher and political scientist Achille Mbembe, and Ian Goldin, former Vice-President of the World Bank & advisor to Nelson Mandela, analyse the significance of this development.

LISTEN TO THE 7 MINUTES INTERVIEW HERE