Screening of ‘Empire of Dust’ + ‘White Elephant’

Screening of

The relentless Chinese march across Africa trips up on a road-building site in the Congo.

In ‘Empire of Dust’ ambitious Lao Yan is a Chinese entrepreneur fired up to create a 300km road between two cities in the Congo. When his plan goes badly wrong, he finds a Mandarin-speaking local man Eddy to act as an intermediary. Demanding Yan and laid-back Eddy develop a comic and prickly friendship that bristles with culture clash. As the Congo gives away its immense copper and cobalt reserves to the Chinese in return for infrastructure, Empire of Dust shows the heavy price being paid by the Congolese for this ‘development’.

In ‘White Elephant’ the central post office in Kinshasa, DR Congo has become a grandiose relic of a colonial past, through this lens on the past we are able to see a glimpse of modern-day Congo.

Region: All
Start Date: 19/04/2012
End Date: 19/04/2012
Start Time: 7.30pm
Website: http://www.dochouse.org/cgi-bin/page.pl?p=screenings01#EMPIREDUST
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Name: Alexis Wood
Phone: 0208 237 1175