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The Third Murder - Sandome no satsujin
Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death…
Forgetting Vietnam - A Film Essay Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War
One of the myths surrounding the creation of Vietnam involves a fight between two dragons whose intertwined bodies fell into the South China Sea and formed Vietnam's curving S-shaped coastline. Influential feminist theorist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha's lyrical film…
Colin McPhee: The Lure of Asian Music - A Musicologist Studies Balinese Music
Through composer and musicologist Colin McPhee's passionate and detailed writing about his time in Bali it becomes immediately evident how strongly the country impacted the course of both his career and life. Seduced by recordings of Balinese music he heard…
Saving Face - An Academy Award-Winning Look at Violence Against Women in South Asia
A harshly realistic view of violence against women in South Asia. Every year in Pakistan, many women are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, with numerous cases going unreported. Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad left his prominent London…
The Beekeeper and His Son - Portrait of a Family Business in China
The widening gap between generations in China today is at the heart of this deeply resonant documentary about a son, recently returned from the city, trying to modernize his aging father's beekeeping business. Still in his early twenties and eager…
Planet of Snail - A Blind and Deaf Poet Navigates the World
An acclaimed documentary following the journey of a most extraordinary couple. Young-Chan is an accomplished poet who can no longer hear or see. He communicates with his wife Soon-Ho through finger braille, a unique form of communication where words are…
Manila
Piolo Pascual portrays two characters in this fractured tale of darkness and light, exposing the seedy underbelly of the city that surrounds him. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival . Nominated for the Free Spirit Award at the Warsaw…
Fable of the Fish - Isda
Middle-aged Lina dreams of having a child and magically gives birth to a fish, testing her marriage to the reluctant father, Miguel. Winner of the Best Actor and Best Editing Award at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Official Selection at…
Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain
In the remote mountains of Tibet, a teenage girl must choose between supporting her family after her father's political imprisonment or joining a group of oppressed nuns on their journey to freedom. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.…
Adela
Adela, a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday alone in the slums of Manila, longing for her family and the stability of years gone by. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nominated for Best Performance by an…
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts - Marlina Si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak
In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution…
Purdah - Young Women in India Fighting to Pursue Their Dreams
The inspiring story of a young Indian woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own…
Kim Il Sung
PBS
From guerrilla fighter to brutal dictator of North Korea--how did he build the most controlled society on earth and launch a dictatorship that has lasted for three generations?
The Dictator's Playbook - Profiles in Tyranny
PBS
They were ruthless men with unchecked power, ruling their nations with an iron fist. Suppressing dissent, they demanded absolute loyalty, jailing or killing those who opposed them. They ruled by force of personality, but were plagued by secret fears and…
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Jiabiangou Elegy: Life and Death of the Rightists - The Persecution of Inmates at the Jiabiangou Labor Camp
This documentary series recounts the persecution of inmates at the Jiabiangou labor camp in Jiuquan, Gansu province, and examines the way the victims' final affairs were handled. During the Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957-59, more than three thousand people were sent…
6 videos
So Long Asleep - Honoring Korean Men Killed in the Asia-Pacific War
During the Asia-Pacific War a million young Korean men were rounded up and shipped overseas to labor camps elsewhere in Imperial Japan. Thousands died, and were dumped into unmarked graves. Governments waffle over responsibility for their remains. On the 70th…
Norte, The End of History - Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. Lav Diaz's…
Manakamana - An Ethnographic Investigation Set in a Nepalese Cable Car
Produced by the directors of SWEET GRASS and LEVIATHAN, MANAKAMANA is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind documentary experience. Filmed entirely inside the narrow confines of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal, that transports villagers to an ancient mountaintop temple,…
Garden in Heaven - Fighting for Women's Rights in China
"Garden in Heaven" is the name of a memorial website for the date-rape and murder victim Huang Jing. When Huang was found dead, she was naked and had wounds on her body, but the coroner declared illness as the cause…
Falling from the Sky - Rocket Debris Falling From the Sky and Disrupting the Residents of Hunan Province
The little-known county of Suining in Hunan Province is an ordinary yet magical place. As the site of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the area has experienced many instances of falling rocket debris since the 1990s. These mysterious and dangerous…