When China met Africa

  • The Times Oct 16, 2018

    "A rare grass roots view into one of the most important economic challenges of our age"

  • The Epoch Times Oct 16, 2018

    Their stories unfold compellingly and intimately

  • The Independent Oct 16, 2018

    Cutting between the political and working classes in Zambia, where Chinese companies have been given government contracts and encouraged to invest, this fascinating British made, fly-on-the-wall documentary investigate the impact of international trade agreements on ordinary people, and oftentimes awkward clash of cultures in a globalised economy

  • The Telegraph Oct 16, 2018

    A balanced but troubling illustration of our shifting world order

  • The Radio Times Oct 16, 2018


  • The Guardian Oct 16, 2018

    EYE-OPENING - This account of China's neo-colonialist adventure in Zambia is an interesting, if depressing documentary

  • EMPIRE Oct 16, 2018


  • TOTAL FILM Oct 16, 2018


  • THE FINANCIAL TIMES Oct 16, 2018

    A dark, quiet, damning documentary looking at China's determined expansion into Africa (here Zambia) through the lives of a Chinese farmer, a road builder, and the Zambian trade minister. When in 1999 China announced its "go global" policy it had Africa very much in mind, and specifically the raw materials that go into the construction of our electrical equipment. A creeping, alarming account of exploitation as well as a study into the psychology of colonialism.
  • METRO Oct 16, 2018

    A welcome corrective to western biased reporting of world events.

  • THE SKINNY Oct 16, 2018

    As the West’s influence falls into the shadow of an Eastern dawn, the Francis brothers offer us a unique insight into a hidden corner of the present and an insightful glimpse of an emerging world order.

  • THE GUARDIAN Oct 31, 2018