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Guangzhou Dream Factory

The UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, and Center for African Studies host a film screening of the documentary Guangzhou Dream Factory, accompanied by a talk with filmmaker Erica Marcus. 

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September 26, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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The UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, and Center for African Studies host a film screening of the documentary Guangzhou Dream Factory, accompanied by a talk with filmmaker Erica Marcus. 

Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today the booming metropolis of 14 million is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for these Africans China looks like the new land of opportunity, a place where anything is possible. But is it?
 
Featuring a dynamic cast of men and women from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY weaves the stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, “Made in China” dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century global capitalism. Following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY provides a rare glimpse of African aspirations in an age of endless outsourcing.
Cost: 
Free and Open to the Public
Phone Number: 
510-643-6321

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