Buddha In Africa
In a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, a Malawian teenager finds himself torn between his African roots and Chinese upbringing.
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Enock Alu, a Malawian teenager growing up in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, feels torn between his African roots and Chinese upbringing. Once the star performer with dreams of becoming a martial arts hero like Jet Li, Enock, in his final year of school, has to make some tough decisions about his future. Will he return to his relatives in his home village or study abroad in China? In the context of China’s expanding influence on the continent, Buddha in Africa provides a unique insight into the forces of cultural soft power on the identity and imagination of an African boy and his school friends growing up between two cultures. A film that evokes some of the tensions and uncertainties surrounding the growing relationship between China and Africa.
Followed by post-screening panel discussion
Access information can be found on the Watershed website: https://www.watershed.co.uk/visit/access
About The EventVenue: Watershed Cinema 3
Date And Time: November 10, 2019 2:40 pm
About The FilmDirector: Nicole Shafer
Cast: Enock Alu
Country: South Africa / Sweden
Running Time: 90 min
Language: Mandarin / Chichewa / English
Age Rating: 12A