Chinese Dream

A Film by Lena Karbe
and Tristan Coloma

Synopsis

CHINESE DREAM is an episodic documentary, set in an African milieu in Guangzhou, China. For the first time in its history China becomes an immigration goal. At the moment more than 300.000 Africans live permanently in China.

The protagonists of CHINESE DREAM are Chinese who interact with Africans on a daily basis: They come from different social classes and occupations. CHINESE DREAM shows how Chinese society tackles the immigration challenge coming from Africa.

Director

  • Picture of Lena Karbe © Lena Karbe

    Lena Karbe

    Having studied film internationally (École normale supérieure, University of Oxford and University of Television and Film, Munich), Lena Karbe started her career in film acquisition and distribution before changing to production. After a 5-year-long tenure with one of the German leading production companies, she has founded her own production company Karbe Film, specializing on documentaries and international coproductions. Along her production activity, she is a curator of Chinese Film Festival in Munich and writes and directs.

  • Picture of Tristan Coloma © Tristan Coloma

    Tristan Coloma

    Tristan Coloma is an editor in chief of Lettre de l’océan indien. Having formerly worked as a journalist for Le Monde diplomatique and Le Monde, he is primarily working on reportages on the Sub-Saharan Africa. An Africanist, he has worked on several university publications on the connections between Africa, China and India to Europe (France, the Netherlands, Great Britain). Tristan has studied cinema before pursuing his studies of science and philosophy and co-written and co-directed several short films. The work on the project BLACK CHINA has begun from a reportage he wrote for Le Monde Diplomatique on the African presence in Guangzhou.

Awards + Festivals

  • 21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2019
  • 21st INDEPENDENT DAYS - INT'L FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 3, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 5th SERIALE (Official Selection, Gießen, Germany)June 13, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Lena Karbe, Tristan Coloma
Screenplay
Tristan Coloma
Producer
Lena Karbe
Co-Producer
Tellux next GmbH
Director of Photography
Li Dong, Sura Tian Wei
Sound
Kyle Chen
Editor
Karuna A. Fuchs
Sound Design
Clemens Becker
Music
Philip „Lee Buddha“ Stegers

Details

Running Time
24:06
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Lena Karbe
Karbe Film GmbH
Bayerisches Filmzentrum
Bavariafilmplatz 7
82031 Grünwald, Germany

+49 176 98586927

lena@karbefilm.de
www.karbefilm.de

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