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05/16/2019

“Château Pékin”: a documentary on the wine market in the age of globalisation, arising from the ANR VIPOMAR project

Questioning the new forms of social bonds between Chinese and French players in the world of wine in the context of globalisation, by following the stories of a businesswoman, a wine expert and a sommelier: this is the approach of the documentary “Château Pékin”. Made by the anthropologist Boric Pétric as part of the ANR VIPOMAR project, it offers a form of narration that is experimental and original for the social sciences. The film will première on 22 May 2019 in Paris in the presence of the director.

The study of the social relationships that emerge from large-scale trade in commodities is an issue that lies at the heart of the ANR VIPOMAR research project coordinated by Boris Pétric, aiming to better understand the political dynamics caused by the production, circulation and regulation of these commodities. The project's researchers have analysed transnational networks in wine, cocoa, medicines, motorbikes and contemporary art, focusing particularly on the connection points (global exhibitions, major trade fairs etc.) where they are regulated. Several innovative forms of writing have been carried out as part of this contemporary anthropology project, including “Château Pékin”.

Discover the film at its première on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 8.30 pm in the Espace Saint-Michel, Paris.

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Summary of the ANR VIPOMAR project