China walks towards the Martim Moniz district, in Lisbon. When she passes the children scream: "China, China!". China is going to fly. To escape far away at dawn. She just wants to be happy. But China driinks her own poison. She drinks it all. Sometimes the air seems loaded with evil and the purgatory is a kindergarden.
The word “panchão” was first heard in Macao. From the Chinese “pan-tcheong” or “pau-tcheong”, dictionaries define it as a Macanese regionalism also known as “China cracker” or “Chinese rocket”. Who inhabits the ancient Iec Long Firecracker Factory?
This feature documentary captures the subtle nuances of a culturally diverse neighbourhood—Vancouver’s once-thriving Chinatown—in the midst of a transformation that plays out across many ethnic enclaves in North America.
Hou Junli is the only young man remaining in the village, where all the young people went to the city. Hou makes a living by goats raising. Facing the lonely life in the village and the temptation of outside world,he hesitates whether he should leave or stay.
Mr. Lin is a happily retired man. Recently, he has been obsessed with houses with river views. Above the skyline of Taipei, will the boundaries between daydreams and reality ever blur?
On a rainy afternoon, the filmmaker set out from a hospital and followed an elderly window screen repairman to Toad Hill, an old settlement on the outskirts of Taipei, helping him to find a woman from his past.
In 2009, the director enjoyed an unforgettable self-driving tour in northwest Guangdong, China. He revisited the same sites with his college roommate in 2016, meditating on the ideas of people, places, and serendipity.
An Occupy Mongkok story of Sifu, Tou-dai-zai and their neighbors. Portraits of humble participants of the Umbrella Movement in 2014, where the people of Hong Kong were fighting for 'true universal suffrage'.
The life of Pedro Manrique Figueroa, a pioneer of collage in Colombia...
In a remote village in western China, long-time primary school teacher Shen and newcomer volunteer Bao come into conflict. It is a clash of generations: youth versus experience, trust versus suspicion.
This unique experimental film poetically depicts the struggle of a daughter and her father's descent into depression combines live action, documentary and animation.
T. S. ELIOT: ‘What might have been is an abstraction remaining a perpetual possibility only in a world of speculation.’...
They sacrificed their lives fighting for the independence of their country, but their stories have remained untold for 60 years, until now. The story begins with a portrait of man that has been hanging for more than 30 years in the director’s family home in Perak, Malaysia...
Can a building have its own reincarnation? In the centre of Tainan in Taiwan, there was once the dockyard that catered for the Anping Canal that gradually lost its function in 1970s. Later, the dockyard was rebuilt as a residential and commercial building known as Chinatown...
A non-typical story about immigration—a Taiwanese student in Brussels investigates his identity crisis through a personal documentary essay.
Double Happiness takes the Chinese copy of Hallstatt, a small idyllic town in Austria, as the starting point to explore China’s rapid urbanisation. Chinese cities are built where histories and memories can be easily forgotten and thus rewritten...
In 2013, apartments in central Beijing reached the price of 60,000 RMB ($10,000) per square meter. That is four times more than during the Beijing Olympics of 2008, leading the Chinese capital to overtake Tokyo, London and New York as the city with the highest rent in the world...
A man returns, after fifty years, to Chinatown to care for his dying mother. He is a librarian, a cataloguer and recorder, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images - his witnesses and collaborators. Sitting in the dark, we look at them and share his cloak of invisibility, both a benefit and a curse...
They're ordinary men who are trying to join the dangerous and exciting sport, wrestling, to prove that they are still alive and unique in their own way, i.e. in pain. When the enemy attacks, they are not afraid at all. These men risk their lives to provide the audiences with excellent shows. Once they have gone down this path, they not only cannot turn back but have to face it on their own.
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