Czech premiere

I'm New Here

I'm New Here

Bram Van Paesschen
Belgium | 2018 | 91 min.

Language: Cantonese, English, French, Lingala, Mandarin
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

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Over the past decade a good many Congolese and other Africans have set out for China following dreams of riches and a better life, but only a very few of them have found the promised land in the Middle Empire.

Fely, the film’s protagonist, first arrived in China from Kinshasa in 2009. He learned the language, made money, and helped to establish one of the first African communities in Tian Xiu. He settled here and, thanks to his contacts, negotiates business deals with local enterprises for arriving African businessmen. Even Fely’s life is not easy in this country, burdened by prejudices against foreigners and constantly changing immigration laws, and things are even harder for newcomers. Things don’t always go smoothly in China, and many have no choice other than to return home empty-handed.

Director

Bram Van Paesschen

Festival guest on days
Mar 07 - Mar 09, 2019

Filmography
2018 - I´M NEW HERE
2011 - Empire of Dust
2008 - Pale peko bantu mambo ayikosake

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