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1.

Legend of the Mountain: Shan Zhong Zhuan Qi

A travelling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. Time and space collapse around him as he continues his journey, encountering ghostly visitations amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape. King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a superb director of wuxia, a prevalent genre in Chinese-language film and literature built on ancient lore of swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN comes from the director's later period, when his artistry, specifically his landscape compositions, was at the height of its powers. The film's astonishing nature scenes, shot on location in the Korean countryside, are reminiscent of Terrence Malick, while the reflective blend of myth and history is all Hu's own.
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2018; 1979
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Mardi Gras: Made in China

Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival - where revelers party and exchange beads for nudity - to the disciplined factories in Fuzhou, China - where teenage girls live and sew beads together all day and night. Blending curiosity with comedy, Mardi Gras: Made in China is the only film to explore how the toxic products directly affect the people who both make and consume them.
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2017; 2005
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Kaili Blues: Lu Bian Ye Can

A stunning debut from Chinese director Bi Gan, KAILI BLUES is an audacious, mesmerizing work that announces the arrival of a major new filmmaker. In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen, decides to fulfill a family wish and sets off on a train journey to search for his brother's abandoned child, only to find himself in a dreamlike world where past, present, and future--as well as fantasy and reality--become one. This remarkable visual achievement, was shot in the mining village Kaili, the director's birthplace, and incorporates poetry he has been writing since he was a teenager.
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2018; 2015
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Beauty in China

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These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeons to have their legs lengthened, their eyes westernized and their breasts enlarged. Some of the women end up with terrible physical problems as a result. It is a startling fact that every week some 16,000 Chinese undergo face surgery. The film includes a beauty contest for "Miss Nip & Tuck," in which all the contestants are women who have had plastic surgery. Many of their families have spent their life savings to pay for this investment in their daughters. The winner s fami [...]
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2008
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Death on the Silk Road

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This extraordinary undercover report from China exposes the suffering of thousands of Chinese whose lives have been destroyed by nuclear testing. It presents exclusive evidence from inside China of spiraling levels of cancer and birth deformities among the population of Xinjiang province - part of the Great Silk Road - which was opened to tourists in 1985. Up until 1996, China had carried out extensive nuclear tests in the Zinjiang province, which is in the northwest corner of China, bordering Kazakhstan. But Xinjiang is not unpopulated and isolated, as was Bikini Atoll. The filmmakers interviewed both victims and the doctors who are struggling to cope with their medical problems in the region s hospitals. The documentary reveals that the tests were carried out under highly dangerous [...]
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2001
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China Revisited

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Lana Jokel, the filmmaker, was born in Shanghai to a privileged family that lived an enviable life style. When the Communists came to power the family fled, ultimately to Brazil where her father became a successful industrialist. Lana eventually was educated in America, where she now lives, but her search for roots brought her back to China. This beguiling film records her first visit back to the land of her birth and the relatives she left behind. With her camera in hand she embarks on a personal odyssey to rediscover China. Lana reunites with her sole surviving Auntie, who at 90 lives in a rundown apartment that she does not want to leave since her neighbors watch out for her. Lana finds cousins she never met, some who led difficult lives under the Communists, but others who are no [...]
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2006
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China: One Child Policy

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In 1980, the Communist Government of China instituted a policy of one child per family as a means of curtailing population growth. Now, the success or failure of this highly controversial social experiment can be assessed. In this comprehensive report, correspondent John Taylor journeyed from the high rise flats of middle class Beijing to the poor farms of the Chinese countryside to see the effect of this policy. Population growth has been slowed, but this success has come at enormous social cost. Many families have suffered greatly under the policy, from forced abortions to political coercion and heavy fines. Liu Shuling, a poor farmer s wife with two children says: "After having one baby, when people tried to have a second one, if you didn t have money, they would pull down your ho [...]
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2006
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Chinese Foot Binding: The Vanishing Lotus

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A pair of small feet -- three-inch golden lilies -- were once the male-designated yardstick for feminine beauty in China. A young girl s feet were broken and bound inwards along the instep, a process that caused excruciating pain. Systematically bound, day after day, the stunted feet began to take on the coveted look of that profoundly sensuous image, the lotus bulb. Today there are fewer than 400 women with bound feet among the 1.25 billion people of China. Most of them are over 80 years old. Some of these women tell us of the event that branded their lives with its singular mark. Once an erotic symbol of beauty and eligibility, the bound foot confronts us with a custom that subjugated women to a brutal beauty myth.
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2004
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In the Name of the Emperor

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This is the only American documentary film to examine the Rape of Nanjing, December 13, 1937, when the Japanese Imperial troops marched into this city in China. In just six weeks they murdered 300,000 civilians, and systematically raped and killed thousands of women. Today, the Japanese government continues to deny it ever happened. In the Name of the Emperor is a monument to the suffering of the Chinese at the hands of the Japanese during World War II. It weaves together rare footage of the Japanese occupation, diary entries from Americans who were there, and the eye witness accounts of surviving Japanese soldiers. Especially unique is the newly discovered film footage of the massacre shot by John McGee, an American missionary who was living in Nanjing. This footage was part of the [...]
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1997
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Inside the Campus

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American college students, who enjoy all the freedoms and possibilities provided by university life, may well wonder how students in China fare. This is a frank account of what it is like to be a college student in China, filmed by a French director who was allowed to shoot for one year at Nanjing Normal University, a large university of 40,000 students. On the surface, life is quite different there. Soon after a student settles in, a uniformed Communist party member enters the dorm and instructs to the smallest detail just how one s personal objects are to be placed, from how shoes are to lined up, to where toothbrushes are stored. The first few months are given over to marching in formation, indoctrination into party history and learning to chant military slogans. We see a party se [...]
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2008
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The Secret of My Success

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We meet Lu Guo Hua, a wheeler dealer who uses his position as birth control officer to be the local political power broker. When the village head chastizes him for overlooking a villager's third pregnancy, Lu Guo Hua retaliates by opposing the village head s re-election. The film gives an insider s view of the beginnings of democratic politics in a village in northeastern China.
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2003
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This Happy Life

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Mr. Fu is head of passenger affairs at Zhengzhou, one of China s busiest railroad stations. His working life is chaotic and his private life traumatic. His first wife died as a result of a compulsory abortion, enforced by China's one child policy, leaving Mr. Fu to bring up their eighteen month-old baby son himself. His second marriage is an unhappy one and during the filming his son, now fourteen years old, decides to leave him and join the army. This intimate portrait of Mr. Fu and his colleagues is tragic, deeply moving and sometimes hilarious.
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2003
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Xiao's Long March

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China has a standing army of more than one million men. For eighteen year old Xiao Zhenning, a poor boy from a provincial town, unemployed and fed up with life in his parents two room apartment, the Red Army is a place of last resort. As Xiao says ruefully: "With no college education and no job, there is nowhere else to go." The film follows Xiao through his last listless days with his nagging parents in their tiny apartment and into his three months basic training with the Red Army. He learns things about himself and his "place" in China s so called classless society, which both surprise, upset and ultimately liberate him.
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2003
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The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Tiananmen Square, June 4th, 1989

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With startling immediacy, this short film captures the shock and horror the Chinese students experienced when government troops opened fire on them in Tiananmen Square. We hear students rallying for democracy just moments before they were to be gunned down. Skillfully compiled from still photographs smuggled out of China, eyewitness accounts, and news sound tracks, it recreates this tragic event in Chinese history. This unforgettable document will remind Americans that the dream of democracy does not come without sacrifice. From high school students studying world events to "Asia watchers" at universities, this film is a must.
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1991
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China Upside Down

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In 1992, Deng Xiaoping's infamous slogan "it is glorious to get rich" unleashed one of the biggest revolutions in the thousand year-old country of China. Deng threw the "classless society" and the" equal division of the means of production" to the wind. As the narrator says, "You can smell money everywhere." Foreigners are no longer suspect. Since 1992 China's "socialism" has adapted to the entrepreneurial spirit. Success stories abound, but in the Chinese cultural tradition, it is often the family, rather than the individual, which achieves success. This film profiles several families who rose from subsistence incomes to fabled luxury through the inventiveness and ambition of the extended family. In 1992, the Li family founded a stone-carving business with a small amount of capital. [...]
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2008
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Colonel Jin Xing

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Shanghai s principal dancer, 33-year-old Jin Xing, is a big star. She is the first choreographer to have received recognition in over half a century of national communism. But the most amazing thing about Jin Xing is that, up until 1995, this beautiful young woman was a man, a colonel in the People's Liberation Army. This is a richly cinematic film, combining the colorful imagery of Shanghai's dance world, the panoply of the Chinese People's Army, and the heart-felt expressiveness of the young Colonel who turned his longing to be a woman into a reality. He battled the rigidity of Communist bureaucrats until they relented and allowed the first sex change operation in China. The film interviews his female surgeon, and also follows Jin Xing?s setbacks and recovery. His mother, although [...]
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2003
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Love Songs of the Miao in China

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This richly photographed film captures the lifestyle of the Miao who live deep in the mountains of southern China. The Miao preserve the traditions of the past, unaffected by the changes of modern China. The Miao s courtship rituals are particularly interesting, because of the importance placed on love songs. We watch the young men and women woo one another with their soulful songs. Each year there is a regional festival called Pa-po-jeh where the young go in search of marriage partners from another village. The film focuses on a seventeen-year-old girl who attends the festival, and her family's every day life within their village. This is a rare opportunity to see life in a remote area of China.
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1993
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Sparrow Village

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In a rural village of southwestern China a bevy of young girls yearn for an education. Their parents are poor and illiterate. It is difficult for them to scrape together the money to send their daughters to school in another village. The money for tuition, books, and room and board away from home is often more than parents can spare. We follow several as they make the weekly three-hour trek to the local school. Among the teachers there is only one female who is an inspiration to them all. She encourages them in their studies and challenges them to progress. But we also witness the pain of one family who simply cannot pay for their daughter s schooling. She must drop out and put off her dreams for a while. The son who is less talented is favored for schooling. Beautifully photographed [...]
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2003
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The Lost Magic of the Shanghai Art Studios

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At the end of the 1950's, the Shanghai Art Studios were among the most important in the world. They employed 500 workers and were acclaimed all over China. In "The Lost Magic of the Shanghai Art Studios," numerous beautiful film extracts, paintings and drawings illustrate that the Shanghai Studio's creativity was comparable to the work of the Disney Studio, but reflected a more delicate sensibility. The studio chief, Wang Laiming, had begun working on a full-length animation, "The Monkey King," which was to become the masterpiece of Asian animation. A labor of love, it was finally completed after ten years, in 1965. But that was at the dawn of the Cultural Revolution. Wang Laiming and the film's director, Te Wei, were arrested by the Red Guards, along with many other designers, and i [...]
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2007
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Women in China

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Women in China is a timely two-part documentary on the conditions of women in today's economically -oriented Chinese society. By visiting four diverse parts of China, it provides a representative view of the opportunities and living conditions of Chinese women today. The first part focuses on Bejing where we meet a successful women s rock group. Although the group is not officially accepted, these emancipated women are popular among the young both there and abroad. Kang Rui, once a member of Mao s People s Army talks about life as a young female soldier during the Civil War. One of the city s most successful women is Wan Wen Ying, head of a major department store. We also observe activities at a women's crisis center, which is a new phenomenon in today's more open China. The second p [...]
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1997