Du Haibin's award-winning documentary of the earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan province in 2008 explores how victims, citizens and government respond to a national tragedy.
BEFORE THE FLOOD II - GONG TAN
Yan Yu follows BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.
Having lived half their lives here, three men get to relive each a pivotal moment in Hong Kong history. Each a player in a revolution of their times, the values they shared with the larger movements paved the way to the present-day Hong Kong. How then, will today’s youths play out their destinies?
QUEER CHINA, 'COMRADE' CHINA
Considered China's first queer novelist and filmmaker, Cui Zi'en puts forth nothing less than the most authoritative account of queer cultural history in China to date.
THE EAST WIND STATE FARM
An extraordinary film re-examining the tragic events of Chinese modern history during the height of Maoist rule, featuring dozens of extensive interviews with both inmates and staff who served through three decades of the camp's existence.
At 12 o'clock at night, policemen came to our room and started a so-called 'room inspection.' As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder. This film is the record of what followed.
One of his generation's most important documentary filmmakers, director Wang Bing introduces viewers to 10-year-old YingYing, 6-year-old Zhenzhen and 4-year-old Fenfen, who live alone in Xiyangtang, a tiny rural village in the high mountains of China's Yunnan province.
TIMBER GANG (AKA LAST LUMBERJACKS)
This stunning debut explores a grueling winter amongst loggers in Northeast China, as they work with traditional methods through one last, fateful expedition.
An unusual relationship develops between a Chinese couple struggling with heroin and a filmmaker chronicling their addiction, in this provocative documenrtary on drug abuse, filmmaking and friendship.
THE IRON MINISTRY
Filmed over three years on China's railways, J. P. Sniadecki's masterful, critically acclaimed documentary traces the vast interiors of a country on the move.
THE TRANSITION PERIOD
With unprecedented access to a Communist Party leader, investigative filmmaker Zhou Hao offers a startlingly candid look inside Chinese politics at the local level.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
On a high-land Tibetan pasture, a screening event unfolds quietly. Monks, herdsmen and their families gather by the screen to observe life captured through their own lenses.
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
Directed by one of China's preeminent female filmmakers, this masterful documentary at once explores the particular dynamics of one family and exposes the widespread difficulties faced by migrants living at the margins of Chinese society.
Li Yifan and Yan Yu
BEFORE THE FLOOD
The residents of the historic Chinese city of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.
Documents China's rapid economic and social transformation by following the rural workers who leave their Yunnan hometown to move to the city of Huzhou to work in its textile factories.
Wen Hai, Zeng Jinyan, Trish McAdam
OUTCRY AND WHISPER
A highly personal and sometimes uncomfortably intimate documentary chronicling women’s oppression and resistance in mainland China and Hong Kong.
TIL MADNESS DO US PART
Using handheld camerawork and digital video, this extraordinary documentary interrogates mental illness and criminality, therapy and incarceration, and the relationship between individuals and society. Riveting, terrifying, tender—and unforgettable.
Wen Hai (Producer: Zeng Jinyan)
WE THE WORKERS
Follow labor activists as they find common ground with workers and help them negotiate with local officials and factory owners over wages and working conditions.