The Story

On the front line of China’s foray into Africa, this landmark observational film tells the story of a Chinese farmer, a road builder and the Zambia’s minister of trade to reveal the expanding footprint of a rising global power.

‘When China Met Africa’ was a multi-broadcast and theatrical project involving BBC Storyville, Arte France, VPRO and the Sundance Institute.

  • A Speakit Films & Zeta Productions co-production
  • Written, directed and produced by: Marc Francis and Nick Francis
  • Executive Producer: Miriana Bojic Walter
  • Editor: Hugh Williams
  • Music: Florencia Di Concilio
  • Executive Producer for Arte: Christilla Huillard Kann and Pierrette Ominetti
  • Executive Producer for BBC: Nick Fraser
  • Executive Producer for VPRO: Barbara Truyen