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BIPR | FILM SCREENING - Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans
FILM SCREENING - Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans

May 4, 2023 - 20:00


FILM SCREENING - Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans

hosted by Professor Jacqueline Mazza


Join us for a new documentary from the Bertelsmann Foundation, followed by a discussion with the film director and SAIS Europe Alumnus (B'11) Samuel George.

Tinderbox, Belt & Road: China in the Balkans

A Bertelsmann Foundation Documentary

In recent years, Chinese investment has poured into Southeast Europe, offering access to desperately-needed development financing. But at what cost? The conditions around the cash have raised concerns related to democracy, labor standards, and debt.

This is part of China's Belt and Road initiative, and an extension of the controversial approach China has already taken in Africa and Latin America. Why are European countries now turning to China? And what does it mean for the continent's future?

From the copper mines of Eastern Serbia, to Montenegro's billion-dollar highway to nowhere, this film goes to the frontlines of China's economic advancements into Europe.

Filmed & Directed by Samuel George
Year of Release: 2023
Run Time: 54 minutes

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