Directed by Christine Choy
The Chinese have an extensive history of involvement in Africa. Over the last fifty years, Africa has seen a less ideologically based relationship to a strategic plan from the Chinese to expand their economy. Directed by Oscar nominee Christine Choy, GHINA explores the history of Chinese migrants to Ghana by not only examining their personal motivations for relocation, but also delving into the Chinese psyche as Ghana’s foreign “Other.” This documentary gives an unswerving investigation into the ongoing Chinese investment and construction in Africa through interviews with workers, investors, and scholars by providing both local and alien perspectives.
After the film screening, we will hold a Q & A with director Christine Choy.
Professor Rachel Kowal, Clinical Professor of Business Law at NYU, will also moderate the Q&A.
We are very proud to present this film with our community partner: Asian American Association of Time Inc.
Christine Choy was trained as an architect, receiving her Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Soon thereafter, her life took a different direction-direction. Christine crossed the country to Los Angeles, studying at the American Film Institute where she earned a Directing Certificate. Christine has produced and directed about seventy works in various forms, receiving over sixty international awards. Among them are numerous fellowships such as the John Simon Guggenheim, the Rockefeller, and the Asian Cultural Council, as well as an Academy Award Nomination for the documentary film, WHO KILLED VINCENT CHEN? Christine has an equally impressive history as an educator, teaching not only at NYU at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.