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EMPIRE OF DUST

Dir: Bram Van Paesschen
Belgium / 2011 / 77mins

The Chinese march across Africa is halted in the face of local workers on a road building site in the Congo.

Lao Yan is in charge of a multi-million pound project in DR Congo, rebuilding the road connecting Kolwezi and Lubumbashi, alongside his Mandarin-speaking Congolese interpreter Eddy. They face a rocky road of Government supply failures, dodgy local company deals and cultural miscommunications at every turn, adding to the tensions in their own prickly relationship.

The result is a harsh but absurdly funny roller-coaster of confrontations and frustration, exposing the condescension of the Chinese masters towards their quietly disdainful Congolese workers.

Screening with short documentary White Elephant.

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Date: Thu 19 April, 2012
Time: 19:00
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