There are few other, if any, media organizations producing as many consistently ground-breaking documentaries as Al Jazeera. Their latest episode of ‘People and Power,’ hosted by Paris-based China/Africa scholar Solange Chaterlard, gives an up close view of the critical role that the Chinese played in the 2011 Zambian elections.
Chaterlard leveraged her truly remarkable access in Lusaka to give the viewer a behind the scenes perspective on what the two major candidates were thinking just hours before/after the vote. Beyond the high profile politicians, Chaterlard also takes us to the farms and small businesses where Zambians and Chinese interact daily to illustrate just how complex their inter-dependent relationship is with one another.
This is by far the best accounting of the Chinese in Africa on television and should not be missed.
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