October Film Club ‘When China Met Africa’

Dates for your diary, project news and more films and campaigns to watch out for


To mark Black History Month we are hosting three October screenings of the latest film from Marc and Nick Francis (Black Gold). ‘When China Met Africa’, is currently on a limited theatrical release.

All screenings have post film discussions with the directors.

  • Monday 17th October Lexi Cinema, 8.15pm, £5, Book here
  • Tuesday 18th October, Greenwich Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £8.50, Book here
  • Thursday 27th October, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, 7.30pm, £6/£4. Book here

Tickets are free to TPFF regular givers and annual donors of £60 or more. Email info@tippingpointfilmfund.com



An extraordinary moment in time is captured in this enlightening new film, which follows three characters working on the frontline of China’s foray into Africa. ‘When China Met Africa’ takes us to the grass-roots of globalisation to reveal the expanding footprint of a rising global power. This captivating portrait from award-winning filmmakers Marc Francis and Nick Francis (Black Gold), points to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world.

‘A rare grass roots view into one of the most important economic challenges of our age’The Times


We Are Many

Amir Amirani’s trailer will be screened in Trafalgar Square as part of the mass rally on Saturday 8th October to mark ‘Afghanistan 10 Years On. For more Information: http://stopwar.org.uk/

The film has also just secured a production grant from the Clark family through Soul Rebel Films, based in London. The Clark family have longstanding peace movement links and we are delighted to have support from them. This comes as we embark on a public funding appeal, mid October – watch this space…

Recent interviews secured for the film include Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and Ricken Patel of Avaaz. If you would like to know how to support the film, please email info@tippingpointfilmfund.com


Just Do It

TPFF has been proud to have supported Just Do It, Emily James’s truly inspiring film film about environmental activists . It’s received great reviews and has had a successful UK-wide cinema release…and the DVD is released on October 17th – buy it!

Blood in the Mobile – Frank Paulsen

We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side as the main part of minerals used to produce cell phones are coming from the mines in conflict-ridden Eastern DR Congo. UK wide screenings.


October 8th – Stop the War Coalition rally, Trafalgar Square. Afghanistan 10 years on. Join John Pilger, Jemima Khan, Lowkey, Tony Benn, Billy Bragg and many others.More information: http://stopwar.org.uk/

October 18th – Food Sovereignty Day. The global food system is in crisis and War on Want and others are building the movement to reclaim our food system. Learn more and find out how you can get more involved at this all-day event at the Houses of Parliament – http://www.waronwant.org/news/events/events/upcoming-events/17340-food-sovereignty-day

October 31st 2011 sees the launch of the UN’s International Year of Co-operatives. 800 million around the world are involved with the co-operative movement.

“Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Check out http://social.un.org/coopsyear/

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