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1.

People's Republic of Desire

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"This highly acclaimed and ultimately disturbing documentary explores China's extreme forms of cyber escapism, and the omni present platform that caters to the isolation plaguing China's youth, an online culture approaching dystopian proportions." -- Container.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wang Xiang =: Homesick Eyes

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Traces the fates of four foreign workers who came to Taiwan to improve their living situation. 27-year-old Nisit left a good job in Bangkok to live with his fiancée in Taipei. But here he can only find hard, dangerous work that prevents him from seeing her altogether. Things are even worse for 47-year-old Tongchai from northern Thailand. He can only get work in the emergency service; at least he has saved just enough to make the return journey to his family soon, though he really wanted to earn money for his children's education. Jean, a 36-year-old woman from the Philippines, came to Taiwan as a domestic servant to support her six children with her wages and help pay for the family. But now she has to go home again as quickly as possible, because her husband is unable to cope with b [...]
DVD
2011; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mazu Nai Taiwan = Mazu Procession

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Documentary describing the Taiwan procession of the sea goddess Mazu, who annually leaves her home in the north and tours the rest of the island for eight or nine days before returning home again. She is acompanied on her journey by many prilgrims.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Plastic China =: Su Liao Wang Guo

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"Laughter of playing children echoes through vast rolling hills of plastic waste. This recycling plant is home to Pen and his daughter Yi Jie, who is desperate for an education; and boss Kun, determined to improve his family's lot. Over time, one man moves closer to prosperity, whilst the other stagnates in poverty. This poetic doc exposes the lives of those on the fringes of global capitalist realities, a far cry from the communist dream."--Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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When China Met Africa

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Examines China's expanding footprint in Africa through the stories of three people in Zambia: a Chinese farmer, a Chinese multinational's road project manager and Zambia's trade minister.
Online
2017; 2010
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China Blue

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This documentary visits a Chinese blue-jean factory, where workers are trying to survive a harsh working environment. But when the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western client that forces his teenage workers to work around the clock, a confrontation becomes inevitable.
Online
2017; 2005
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Nong Jia le =: Peasant Family Happiness

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"Tourism in China today signifies many things. ... In the words of Dr. Stevan Harrell, Prof. of Anthropology at the Univ. of Washington, 'This colorful, entertaining, gently ironic documentary presents a vivid and sensitive portrait of a side of China that is little known outside the country: the world of ethnic tourism. In recent years, hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists, mostly city-dwellers, have used their newly increased incomes to travel. And many of the places they visit are ethnic minority villages in China's West and Southwest. They go there for the culture, for the scenery, for the clean air, for something different to see and do.'"--From http://www.berkeleymedia.com/catalog/berkeleymedia/films/anthropology_world_cultures/asian_pacific_studies/peasant_family_happiness [...]
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Before the Flood II Gongtan: Yan Mo II, Gongtan

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Yan Yu follows his groundbreaking documentary 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. Gongtan, a historic village located on a tributary of the Yangtze, is about to be flooded by a dam project, forcing its residents to relocate. National imperatives displace local lives as authorities make decisions with little regard for village life. Ran Qingsong, a barber, and Ran Si, a cell-phone proprietor, rally the residents of Gongtan to stand against their impending displacement. But the will of the townspeople to save their land and homes soon wavers in the face of external pressure and internal suspicion.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Before the Flood: Directors, Li Yifan, Yan Yu = Yan Mo

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A landmark documentary following the residents of the historic city of Fengjie as they clash with the officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam. China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam built on earth, has displaced millions of local residents whose towns and villages have been flooded. Fengjie, a city that has thrived along the Yangtze River for a thousand years, has only a few months left before it is completely submerged in water. Its citizens contend with administrators and each other over the residences in "New Fengjie", which are allocated via lottery and are far smaller than the homes they've worked a lifetime to build. Communist collectivism gives way to individual ruthlessness while the community battles furiously against bureauc [...]
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Oxhide II: Nui Pi Er

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"The Chinese director shows herself and her parents in their apartment only with fixed camera positions, with which she revolves around the kitchen table. The rigorously minimalist story emerges in real time: the time it takes to prepare and eat Chinese dumplings together."--Mubi.com.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Ba Yue Xue

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Based on the life of Huineng (AD 633-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism in Tang Dynasty China.
DVD
2003; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

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This is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Ji Wei Cheng : Wang Jiuliang Zhi Guan Cha: Beijing Besieged by Waste : The Observations From Wang Jiuliang

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While China's rise, and its immense challenges, commands world attention, less light has been shed upon the colossal problem of waste generated by a burgeoning population, expanding industry, and rapacious urban growth. Photographer Wang Jiuliang turns his lens upon the grim spectacle of garbage, excrement, refuse, and wreckage heaped upon the landscape that surrounds China's mega-metropolis, Beijing.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wo Sui Si Qu: Though I Am Gone

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Bian Zhongyun, Vice Principal of the Girls High School affiliated to Beijing Normal University, was tortured to death in 1966. She was believed to be the first victim among the teachers killed by their students during the "Red August" of 1966 as the Cultural Revolution began in Mainland China. The film depicts the event and demonstrates how the family members, students and colleagues of Bian experienced the terror.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Cun Guan

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Look at impoverished government officials in a mountain village in Fujian. Shot over the course of four years, it reveals the tension and complexity that comes with the job of village cadre.
DVD
2006; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bi Ye Sheng: Graduate

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Doucumentary film about seven college graduates' job hunting experiences.
DVD
2009
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17.

Lu

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A documentary looking at the 117 residents of Weiyuan County, Gansu Province, China when, in 2005, they were facing the demolition of their homes to make way for a road extension. The villagers believe that the condemnation of their property does not meet the policies and regulations of the province and join together for a protest.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Bao Feng Zhou Yu

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The film is named after the well known novel: The Storm, telling the historic event in 1946 in Northeastern China, where CCP led the Land Reform to attract more fresh to seize the state power. With the years passing, the descendants of those landlords and rich farmers began renting and buying land from their fellow villagers. At the same time, Yuanbao Town is setting up the Museum for the Land Reform as the education base. The director interviewed the persons who witnessed and experienced the reforming time. With their recalling, the true part of the history is established with the new perspectives...
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Taishi Cun: Taishi Village / Director, Ai Xiaoming

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This film follows the famous events when villagers of Tai Shi, in suburban Guangzhou, tried to remove the appointed local officials in 2005. The villagers suspected that their land was illegally taken away by the local authorities. Shot under dangerous conditions, the film reflects vividly the growing number of serious conflicts in rural China.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wu Gu: Foggy Valley

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A TV crew goes to film the fantastic terraces in a poor mountainous area inhabited by some minority nationalities. In need of a cow, the crew offers 10 RMB for it and the locals ask for more. This story from Foggy Valley shows us the changes brought about by a market economy in the countryside and ethnic minority areas.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)