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by Lixin Fan and Mila Aung-Thwin
Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.
Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection
by Marlo Poras and Yu Ying Wu Chou
Two spirited daughters from China's last remaining matrilineal ethnic minority are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose the only jobs they've ever known.
by Socheata Poeuv
Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
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
by Hao Wu
In popular virtual showrooms, China’s super rich and dirt poor band together to worship their favorite online stars. In this digital universe where everything seems possible, a karaoke singer, a poor migrant worker, and a comedian seek fame, fortune, and human connection, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in real life.
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
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
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
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.
by Kathy Huang
Four transgender individuals in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, search for love and acceptance with unexpected results.
Global Voices, Diverse Muslim Voices