Paper Dragons

Production by Minette van der Walt, Katja Screiber & Kirsten Allnutt 24mins

South Africa’s patchwork-quilt of cultures ranges from Khoisan to Afrikaners, Cape Malays, Indians and many others in between. So where do Chinese and Taiwanese fit in? Do they fit in? Who are ‘they’? And what are they doing here? Paper Dragons is a documentary that explores the experiences of Chinese and Taiwanese descendants living in South Africa. The film delves Into the lives of seven individuals, taking the viewer on a journey of cultural exchange. From the rural Free State to Johannesburg’s second China Town, Chinese and Taiwanese communities have a presence that Is both nation-wide and historically significant.

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