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Hare Krishna! - The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All
It's 1965 and The Western world is in turmoil. An unassuming 70-year-old Swami from India arrives in New York City alone. He carries only the firm faith in his teacher's request: "offer spiritual wisdom to the people of the world!"…
The Staging Post - The Refugee Education Revolution
A story of hope, courage and connection. Against the backdrop of the ongoing refugee crisis, this powerful, emotional and uplifting story proves that refugees are not just the problem, but can be a part of the solution as well. The…
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Xiao cai feng
Based on the best-selling novel set during China's cultural revolution, this acclaimed film is about two young men, university students, who are sent to a remote mountain village for a Maoist re-education, to purge them of their decadent Western education.…
Home from the Eastern Sea - The Story of Asian Immigration to America
This is the story of the immigration of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos to America. The documentary explores the history of each nationality through the personal stories of representative families. The film begins with the story of the Yee family of…
Memory of Forgotten War - Four Deeply Personal Accounts of the Korean War
This documentary conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for…
Chinese Odyssey 2002
A movie that "packs a lot of laughs and action into a beautifully shot 105 minutes" (Variety), Chinese Odyssey 2002 follows royal heirs Princess Wushuang (Asian pop diva and Chungking Express heroine Faye Wong) and future Emperor Zheng De (Crouching…
Love & Sex in Japan
In the Land of the Rising Sun, love and relationships are in danger. A quarter of all Japanese people aged 30 to 40 are virgins and 50% of the population admits to not having sex regularly. Unsurprisingly, this has led…
Small Things, Big Things - Education Through Emotion, Creativity and Social Interaction
SMALL THINGS, BIG THINGS is a diaristic love letter to the benefits of a school that listens to what childhood can be. In the small village of Silvepura, India, the alternative Sita School teaches children through emotion, creativity and social…
East of Occidental - The History of Seattle’s Chinatown
This eye-opening documentary tells the story of the inhabitants of Seattle's International District, a unique neighborhood where Chinese, Japanese and Filipino Americans have come together as a political and social force. Archival photographs, oral interviews and period music link the…
Tokyo Idols - A Fascinating Look at Sex & Gender in Japan
This festival favorite documentary gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. This ever growing phenom is told through Rio, a bona fide "Tokyo Idol" who takes us on…
Yasmine
Living alone with her strict father, Yasmine is a free-spirited girl. When her father tells her she's been refused a school loan and must study far away, she takes the news very poorly. Yasmine joins the humble silat club at…
In the Mood for Love
Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite--until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At…
Buffalo Girls
Set in small villages throughout rural Thailand, the film chronicles two young girls' emotional and heartbreaking journey as they fight in small underground arenas to win prize-money to help provide for their families. After many months of rigorous training and…
Seven Samurai
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, SEVEN SAMURAI (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira…
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Seoul Station - Seoulyeok
The animated prequel to the box office record-breaker Train to Busan , and the latest from director Yeon Sang-ho, SEOUL STATION follows a man sleeping in a train station who becomes a catalyst for the pandemonium in downtown Seoul: a…
Factory Complex - The Exploitation of Female Laborers in the South Korean Workplace
Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale , this powerful documentary exposes the nature of exploitation and acts as a lyrical ode to poor working women around the world. The film provides a rare insight into the ongoing…
Hippocratic - Health Care Reform in the Developing World
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Rajagopal is a small man with a big dream. Described by the New York Times as "the father of palliative care in India," Dr. Raj (as he is called) strives to introduce ethical modern medicine…
Electric Shadows - Meng ying tong nian
From one of China's most nuanced cinematic voices comes a charming tale set into motion by a disastrous encounter: delivery man Dabing crashes his bike into the mysterious Ling Ling. From her hospital bed, Ling Ling asks Dabing to go…
Apprentice
When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge…
The Shape of Water - Women in the Developing World Offer Solutions
An award-winning, intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem, and Senegal, THE SHAPE OF WATER offers a close look at the far-reaching and vibrant alternatives crafted by women in response to environmental degradation, archaic traditions, lack…