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.
by Xiaolu Guo
Working on his latest screenplay in Beijing, Hui Rao is suffering from writer’s block when he begins to live as the character he is trying to create.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Eugene Shirley
After 70 years in the U.S., renowned architect I.M. Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum in this ancient city.
by Deann Borshay Liem
Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.
Global Voices, POV
by David Gelb
A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling a master sushi chef’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and a loving yet complicated father.
by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.
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 Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton
This documentary tracks a generation that came of age during China’s Cultural Revolution (1966 to 1976) and explores the historical and ethical implications of this violent and dramatic era.
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