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90 minutes


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 Ghana. Enock is now at a crossroads; he must decide whether to return to his relatives in a rural village in Ghana 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.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge, the Eastern region and throughout the UK.