Dir. David Lalé & Sam Hopkins - Animation: Vamos - 2019 -UK
An animated documentary exploring the precarious lives of African migrants seeking their fortunes in China.
Africans are flocking to the Chinese export city of Guangzhou, the centre of a booming global market in counterfeit goods. MADE IN CHINAFRICA reveals the hidden networks of this underground trade, its camera moving from the labyrinthine wholesale malls, through the sprawling packing warehouses, toward the vast container port. The voices of traders from Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya and Congo describe immigrant lives shaped by risk, racism - and great opportunity.
Using traditional shadow-puppet animation, MADE IN CHINAFRICA makes visible a migrant community that thrives in secrecy.