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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 Road to MeccaA Road to Mecca

The story of Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew who converted to Islam in the 1920's and became the Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad.

Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 92 minutes ♦ 10-12, college, adult
Agent OrangeAgent Orange

A look at the long-term effects, on U.S. soldiers, the Vietnamese people, and the environment of Vietnam, of the spraying of Agent Orange on Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 66 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Angry MonkAngry Monk

Gendun Choephel, a legendary figure in Tibet, turned from the monastic life he was born to (as the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama), to become a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism and isolationism.

Icarus Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 97 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Around India with a Movie CameraAround India with a Movie Camera

Sandhya Suri skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand colored sequences and a new score—to create a story about life across India from 1899 to 1947.

Icarus Films ♦ 2018 ♦ 72 minutes
Arrows Against the WindArrows Against the Wind

The Dani and the Asmat come face to face with the modern world in Irian Jaya.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1993 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Before The Flood II - Gong TanBefore The Flood II - Gong Tan

Yan Yu follows BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.

dGenerate Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 60 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Beijing Besieged by WasteBeijing Besieged by Waste

Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption.

dGenerate Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 72 minutes ♦ 10-12, college, Adult
Bird's NestBird's Nest

Superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron must negotiate between two cultures, two architectural traditions and two political systems to build the new National Stadium for the Olympics in Beijing.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult
Bitter SeedsBitter Seeds
The final film in Micha X. Peled's Globalization Trilogy examines the epidemic of suicides amongst India's cotton farmers, deeply in debt after switching to genetically modified seeds.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adults
Bittersweet JokeBittersweet Joke

Examines the experiences of single mothers in South Korea, where there remains a strong social taboo against single parenthood.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

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