Buddha in Africa
Enock Alu, a Malawian teenager growing up in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, feels torn between his African roots and Chinese upbringing. Once a star performer with dreams of becoming a martial arts hero like Jet Li, Enock, in his final year of school has to make some tough decisions about his future. Will he return to his relatives in his home village or study abroad in Taiwan? Set against China's expanding influence on the continent, Buddha in Africa provides a unique insight into the forces of cultural soft power on the identity and imagination of an African boy and his school friends growing up between two cultures.
David Herdies, Nicole Schafer
Bernhard Winkler, Mary Stephen, Catherine Meyburgh, Nicole Schafer
Thinking Strings Media & Momento Film