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★★★☆☆ With such a broad and sweeping title, When China Met Africa (2010) is an ambitious project to undertake by sibling filmmakers Nick and Marc Francis, who wrote, produced and directed this venture. Attempting to investigate the implications of China's expensive investment in Africa's economy in exchange for its natural resources, the Francis brothers cleverly narrow their focus to one country and to three men seeking to gain from the partnership in different ways.
Mr. Liu is an opportunistic Chinese entrepreneur, who bought and developed a plot of land in northern Zambia, cultivated it into a farm and hired local Zambians to tend it. With the help of his family, he now owns and runs four farms and plans to buy a fifth. We also meet Mr Li, an engineering project manager under pressure to complete the country’s longest road intended to improve business commerce whilst battling with budget cuts and »
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By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: A number of documentary films that made splashes at this year’s Sundance and South By Southwest film festivals have been added to the schedule for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. A total of 66 selections have been selected for the festival’s New Docs program, which consists of of 43 feature films and 23 shorts from all over the world. This year’s Full Frame fest will be held April 14-17, in Durham, N.C.
“Each year, over a thousand filmmakers give us the opportunity to review their work, and it’s extremely rewarding to curate a selection of titles that represent a wide breadth of the documentary form,” said director of programming, Sadie Tillery.
Specific screening times and venues will be announced with the overall schedule on March 24. Here are the 66 films being screened so far.
Angst (Director: Graça Castanheira)
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2 items from 2011
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