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Floris-Jan Van Luyn, Submarine - VPRO, 73', Netherlands, 2010, s.t. English
Portrait of four environmental activists in China.  Whether they are fighting against air pollution in Beijing, the contamination of the Qiantang River, or the advancing Tengger Desert, all of them demonstrate remarkable courage in their unrelenting combat against unscrupulous factories and the authorities.

Sao Paulo, a city over rivers and streams

Camilo Tavares, Daniel Tendler et José Luiz Jr, Filmes do Equador, 60', Brazil, 2009, s.t. EnglishInitially built on the banks and shores of several rivers and lakes, the lightning expansion of Sao Paolo has covered most of them today. By following the winding history of this river, the filmmakers have painted an original portrait of this Brazilian metropolis.

Sea Point Days
Francois Verster, Undercurrent Film & Television et  Luna Films, 93’, South Africa, 2009, English                                    Sea Point Promenade, a magic quarter on the coast of Cape Town. Formerly reserved for whites, today's South African population at large bask in the sun. In examining Sea Point through encounters with its residents, François Verster takes the pulse of a new South Africa full of hope, yet also haunted by its demons. An impressionistic and beautiful portrait.

The Battle for Johannesburg
Rehad Desai, Uhuru Productions, 71', South Africa, 2010, English
As the days of the 2010 World Cup approach, the city of Johannesburg is boiling over. The objective is to become « a world-class African city » and satisfy the investors clamoring for the eviction of the poorest residents from the city center. The film takes us to the heart of these negotiations between the halls of investors, urban development meetings, and the resistance of the population facing eviction.

Jo Menell, Stree Stories, 48', South Africa, 2010, English
A touching portrait of the now-deceased Thembi, a young South African sick with HIV/AIDS, whose courage and humor won over and inspired some 50 million people who listened to his radio journal.

When China met Africa

Marc Francis et Nick Francis, Speak-it Films & Zeta Productions, 75', England, 2010, English   
From negotiations in felt-lined offices between the Chinese and Zambian governments to dustier negotiations between the Chinese foremen and Zambian workers on the roadworks of the new highway which is to stretch across the savannah, this film places us at the center of China's implantation on the African continent, between hope and disillusion.

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