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The Asian Studies Collection

A collection of films from and about south, southeast and east Asia.

A collection of films from and about south, southeast and east Asia.

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A dramatic film about the cost of an oil spill to a fishing village in the Philippines.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1994 ♦ 89 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Mobile HarvestMobile Harvest

In India can Sachin build a 'Life App' to help stem the tide of farmer suicides.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adults

Mothers is a gripping cinema verite documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in a northern Chinese village.

dGenerate Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 68 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
My Father's HouseMy Father's House

A rare glimpse inside an immigrant African community in China.

dGenerate Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 77 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult

Till today the history of the 1937 'Rape of Nanking' is a point of contention between China and Japan. How is it seen in each country, and can a shared memory ever be constructed?

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
No. 89 Shimen RoadNo. 89 Shimen Road

It's the late 1980s, while Xiaoli's teachers talk about China's recovery from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, another wave of cultural change is already underway.

dGenerate Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 85 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Overworked to SuicideOverworked to Suicide

After the recession of the 1990s, Japan’s white collar salarymen increasingly must work arduous hours for fear of losing their jobs. This often leads to depression and suicide.

MediaStorm ♦ 2014 ♦ 10 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults

Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait of a working-class Chinese family.

dGenerate Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 110 minutes ♦ 11-12, College, Adult
Paths of the SoulPaths of the Soul

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes in the small village of Nyima to make a Buddhist 'bowing pilgrimage' - laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps - along the 1,200 mile road to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet.

Icarus Films ♦ 2016 ♦ 117 minutes
Queer China, 'Comrade' ChinaQueer China, 'Comrade' China

A comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China

dGenerate Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 60 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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