Circus School

by Guo Jing and Ke Dingding

Take a rare look into one of China's most treasured commodities — acrobats. Circus School reveals the rigorous physical training students must endure as they prepare for a national competition.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices


by Chris Eska

In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.

Independent Lens

Double Exposure

by Kit-Yin Snyder

An artist and self-proclaimed “old Chinese lady” sets out to explore her own identity and prove it’s never too late to take a risk by making her first film at the age of 68.

Independent Lens

Fallen City

by Qi Zhao

Fallen City is a journey with three broken families to restore hope and purpose from China's worst natural disaster in decades to China's greatest transition in history.

POV, Global Perspectives Collection

First Person Plural

by Deann Borshay

In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.

POV, True Stories

Frank Wong's Chinatown

by James Q. Chan

Portrait of a skilled 80-year-old artist who documents his memories of San Francisco’s Chinatown by building detailed miniature models of the neighborhood as it looked in the 1940s-1990s.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon

The inner workings of the Tiananmen Square massacre and its aftermath.


Great Wall Across the Yangtze

by Ellen Perry

In the heart of China engineers are constructing the world’s largest dam across the legendary Yangtze River. Critics fear the dam will be a social and environmental disaster.

Global Voices

Here Comes Uncle Joe

by Wooyoung Choi and Sinae Ha

Smiles, loves, and tears are shared between 800 old people in 15 remote villages in South Korea, and the only deliveryman, Uncle Joe, who connects them with the modern world.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

High Tech, Low Life

by Stephen T. Maing

Inspired by a search for truth and the potential for fame, a young vegetable seller from Hunan province challenges the boundaries of free speech by reporting on censored news stories in cities throughout China.



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