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Call Her Ganda - Fighting for Justice After the Murder of a Filipina Transgender Woman
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case; an activist attorney, a transgender journalist, and Jennifer's mother, galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories…
Letter From Masanjia - Fighting for Workers' Rights in China
An SOS note penned by a Chinese prisoner is found by a mom in Oregon, sparking a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and shuts down China's labor camp system. Nominated for Audience Favorite at the…
6 Weeks to Mother's Day - A Remarkable School in the Jungles of Thailand
An intimate portrait of true Thai culture exploring one of its most progressive schools, Moo Baan Dek, known in English as the Children's Village School. Home to some of Thailand's most underprivileged children, the Children's Village School has become a…
Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of Indian cinema, SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. Official Selection at the UK…
24 City - Er shi si cheng ji
The conversion of a state-owned munitions factory into luxury high-rise apartments allows for an acute appreciation of Socialism's impact on the Chinese people and the complex social changes transforming the country in this masterful new documentary from Jia Zhang-ke. Nominated…
China, A Century in Revolution
A tour de force journey through the China's most tumultuous period. First televised on PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from…
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China in Revolution
China in Revolution charts the country's most violent era where decades of civil war and foreign invasions led to the bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek.
The Mao Years
The Mao Years examines the turbulent era of Mao's attempts to forge a "new China" from the war-ravaged and poverty-stricken nation.
Born Under the Red Flag
Mao's death begins BORN UNDER THE RED FLAG, which follows the country's new leadership of Deng Xiaoping and its unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid of communist-centralized politics with an ever-expanding free market economy.
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…
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…