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Projects On Africa-China Trade + Racial Warfare Selected By Swedish Film Institute For Funding

Shadow and Act By Natasha Greeves | Shadow and Act June 21, 2013 at 12:30PM

The Swedish Film Institute today announced 8 international co-productions and documentaries, that will benefit from the Institutes latest support package of €600,000 ($789,000).
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Chocolate City. Photo: Mampasi AB
Chocolate City. Photo: Mampasi AB

The Swedish Film Institute today announced 8 international co-productions and documentaries, that will benefit from the Institutes latest support package of €600,000 ($789,000).

Amongst the 8 are two projects that S&A readers will want to know about:

1 - First is Chocolate City from directors Måns Månsson and Li Hongqui.

The documentary received about $30,000 from the fund and its synopsis follows:

Every year tens of thousands of African supercargoes meet in Canton, China, to tie up business transactions with the local manufacturing industry. We follow businessman Lebrun on his quest for the deal that will take him home to the Congo.

It sounds like a film that will touch on Africa–China mutually beneficial socioeconomic relations between these two major parts of the world. Africa–China relations are already a topic of intense discussion, some of it we've covered on S&A.

2 - Second is White God from director Kornél Mundruczó.

The drama received $105,000 from the Institute. Here's its synopsis:

White God is a story about racial warfare, ethnic cleansing. We live in a world where some are chosen, others rejected. Origin defines your future. This is not an unfamiliar theme, history has repeated itself over and over. But can it ever stop?

It definitely sounds interesting although I couldn't find much other information about it and so can't tell you more about what angle the filmmaker plans to take, and expand on the story. But the conversation about ethnic cleansing is one that people of African descent have been a part of and will definitely be interested in seeing explored in a fictional film.


As we learn more about each project we'll post updates.


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