Washington, D.C. Premiere A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr. Liu is about to buy his fourth farm; Manager Li is upgrading one of Zambia’s longest roads and the Zambian Trade Minister is en route to China to secure millions of dollars in investment. Through the intimate portrayal of these characters, the expanding footprint of a global power is laid bare – pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa but also for the world. Directed and produced by Nick Francis and Marc Francis. Winner, 2010 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival.
Introduced by Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Discussion with filmmaker Nick Francis and Steven McDonald, Africa Program Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, follows screening.