South Africa, Sweden, 2019, 90 mins.
DIRECTOR: Nicole Schafer
Buddha in Africa is a moving observational documentary focused on the experiences of Enock Alu, who has been brought up in a Buddhist orphanage in Malawi. Enock is now at a crossroads; he must decide whether to return to his relatives in a rural village in Malawi or go to school in Taiwan. This is the captivating story of a young boy’s struggle to hold on to his own culture in a context in which China is seeking to expand its soft power within Africa.
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