DocLOVE August: Buddha in Africa

DocLOVE August: 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 the 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.

BUDDHA IN AFRICA is Nicole Schafer’s debut feature documentary and recently won Best South African Documentary at Durban International film festival. Please join DFA docLOVE as we celebrate her achievement in an evening of free film and popcorn. Supporting local entrepreneurs, docLOVE hosts a popup stand by Cuppa Java in the Tshisimani lounge – Coffees and Hot Chocolate will be on sale.

TIME: 29 AUGUST AT 18:00
VENUE: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray
Entrance is Free.
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