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|Chinatown 2011: A Documentary|
|Date||Wednesday February 15|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.
by Ronja Yu
The Chinese global machine was invited to revitalize the ailing Swedish town of Kalmar. The town’s mayor invited a Chinese company to build a trade center and 300 homes there. So the Chinese corporation Fanerdun Group invested millions in Kalmar, Sweden. The hub of this venture is the construction of the Sweden China Commodity Wholesale Market, an international trade center with an exhibition hall with premises for 1100 companies. The center is expected to generate the interest of wholesale companies all over Europe who will be sending their representatives to Kalmar to view and purchase Chinese products. There will also be the housing promised in connection with the trade center as well as a hotel.
But all does not go according to plan. In fact, the project goes disastrously wrong, with everyone losing out. An amusing and deeply relevant film, which shows the fault lines that emerge when the tigers of the developing world try to expand into Europe.
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted