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The People's Court

by Bruno Sorrentino, and Maggie Still

Follow itinerant judges, law students, a human rights lawyer, and ordinary Chinese citizens seeking justice as the country tackles the massive task of establishing a legal framework for its new market economy.

Global Perspectives Collection, Wide Angle

Please Vote for Me

by Weijun Chen

Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Rent a Family, Inc.

by Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Ryuichi owns a company that rents out fake family members and friends, but his own family doesn’t know.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Return to the Border

by NOJA and Sylvie Blum

A Chinese-born filmmaker reflects on the personal ramifications of the political ideals of communism and socialism from his memories of a childhood in the border town of Dandong to his experiences in North Korea.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

Summer Pasture

by Lynn True and Nelson Walker

Summer Pasture is the unique love story of Locho and Yama, nomadic herders in Tibet faced with a difficult choice as their way of life begins to give way to the modern world.

Independent Lens

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Young Yakuza

by Jean Pierre Limosin and Christian Baute

When a troubled young man rejects school, jobs, and family, his desperate mother decides to take one last chance to save him — by handing him over to the Japanese mafia for one year and letting him choose his own path.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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