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Wide Angles: British Council Doc Debates announced!

The Road (2016)


Wednesday 9 March, 6.30pm | Picturehouse Central

We're excited to announce a new documentary screening strand designed to showcase outstanding documentaries from around the world that inspire conversation about global issues.

Wide Angles: British Council Doc Debates
Wednesday 9 March, 6.30pm

A series of monthly screenings of new, compelling documentaries taking place at Picturehouse Central, the new state-of-the-art flagship venue in Piccadilly Circus. Each screening will each be followed by live debates featuring expert commentators and audience engagement. Our series kicks off on Wednesday 9 March, with a UK premiere of Zanbo Zhang’s The Road, a compelling film which offers a unique insight into how China’s swift path to modernisation is impacting ordinary citizens in untold ways. With the Chinese government’s $586 billion infrastructure investment plans including the rapid construction of a super-highway in rural Hunan province comes this illuminating film – shot over four years – which looks at the personal impact on villagers, workers and local authorities.

Following the screening, we're staging a panel discussion exploring the massive impact of China’s industrial growth, with speakers including:

Zanbo Zhang, Director of The Road
Kathryn Rand, Senior Project Manager, Great Britain China Centre
Chaired by Isabel Hilton, Editor and Founder of Chinadialogue

Full details and to book tickets click here.

Our second Wide Angle screening & debate is planned for 13 April and the strand will continue once a month to championing both international and UK-produced documentaries. Stay tuned here or check Picturehouse’s monthly brochures and website, for updates on titles and speakers each month.