Chinese and African people intermingle and pose for a photo in the street with signs in Chinese and a video camera

AsiaLENS: AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series at the Spurlock: Guangzhou Dream Factory

Guangzhou Dream Factory
Directed by Christiane Badgley. Produced by Erica Marcus.
2016 / 65 minutes / Ghana/China

Immigration, globalization, Chinese factories and African dreams... Guangzhou Dream Factory weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive 'Made in China' dreams into a compelling critique of our 21st century global economy that offers fresh perspective on China and African development.

AsiaLENS Film Series

AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and discussion programs—organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)/Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum—presenting recent documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia. Local and visiting experts introduce the films and lead audiences in post-screening discussions.

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