Genre

Documentary

Unknown Pleasures

A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING

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A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING

Directed by Payal Kapadia
India’s violent legacies of casteism and religious discrimination haunt the grainy black-and-white images in Payal Kapadia’s trance-like feature…
Unknown Pleasures

A RIVER RUNS, TURNS, ERASES, REPLACES

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A RIVER RUNS, TURNS, ERASES, REPLACES

Directed by Shengze Zhu
Shengze Zhu’s melancholic meditation on industrialization and homesickness, set at the banks of the Yangtze River in her…
Asian American Panorama

A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY

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A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY

Directed by Ann Shin
What makes us human? Can it be replicated? If you could preserve your consciousness forever, would you? Award-winning…
Asian American Panorama

ACCEPTED

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ACCEPTED

Directed by Dan Chen
T.M. Landry College Preparatory is a legendary Louisiana K-12 school with astonishing rates of college acceptances. As documentarians…
Unknown Pleasures

ALL ABOUT MY SISTERS

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ALL ABOUT MY SISTERS

Directed by Wang Qiong
Filmmaker Qiong Wang excavates the dramatic impact of China’s one-child policy on her and her siblings’ upbringings. Approaching…
Special Presentations

INSIDE THE RED BRICK WALL

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INSIDE THE RED BRICK WALL

Directed by Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers
In 2019, demonstrators occupied Hong Kong Polytechnic University to protest a pro-Beijing extradition bill. In the crowd, rubbing…
Asia Pop!

JAMES & ISEY

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JAMES & ISEY

Directed by Florian Habicht
As endearing a birthday present as cinema has ever seen, this joyous documentary follows Maori elder Isey during…
Asian American Panorama

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

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LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Directed by Suzanne Joe Kai
Suzanne Joe Kai’s documentary sheds light on the most illustrious byline in 1970s rock and roll journalism, covering…
Asian American Panorama

MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

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MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Directed by Ann Kaneko
Once a source of water, groundwater “mining” has made Owens Valley the nation's largest source of toxic dust.…
Unknown Pleasures

THE MOON REPRESENTS MY HEART

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THE MOON REPRESENTS MY HEART

Directed by Juan Martín Hsu
Filmmaker Juan Martín Hsu travels from Argentina to Taiwan to visit his mother, intending to investigate the circumstances…
Asian American Panorama

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

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WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Directed by Jeff Mizushima
A documentary about LA-based, Japanese performance artist Lun*na Menoh. Or is it? With Lun*na, who once made a…
Unknown Pleasures

WRITING WITH FIRE

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WRITING WITH FIRE

Directed by Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
India’s only all-female newspaper, Khabar Lahariya, is founded and run by Dalit (formerly “untouchable”) women. Rintu Thomas and…