African traders in Ghuangzou. Is Europe really yesterday's news?

A gripping documentary by photographer and film director Pieter van der Houwen for Dutch VPRO television explores the universe of around 100.000 African traders who live and prosper in Guangzhou, China. It sheds a different light on what is often stereotyped as 'Chinese resource exploitation in Africa' and begs the question if Europe really is yesterdays news.

More information: tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2012-2013/de-toekomst-komt-uit-afrika

Pictures by Pieter van der Houwen:

Africans in China
Africans in China
Africans in China