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BUDDHA IN AFRICA

Dir: Nicole Schafer. Starring: Enock Alu. 2019. 90 mins. South Africa / Sweden. Mandarin / Chichewa with English Subtitles.

 

Sunday 20th Oct 18:30 - Arts Picturehouse

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Making waves in the international festival circuit, BUDDHA IN AFRICA is a moving observational documentary focused on the experiences of Enock Alu, who has been brought up in a Buddhist orphanage in Malawi. Enock is now at a crossroads; he must decide whether to return to his relatives in a rural village in Malawi or go to school in Taiwan. This is a captivating  story of a young boy’s struggle of trying to hold on to his own culture in a context in which China is seeking to expand its soft power within Africa.