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Cities in China, Beijing
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directed by Peter C. Wang, fl. 1981; produced by Li Sue Yung, fl. 1984-1986, in Cities in China (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1981), 46 mins,
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This acclaimed documentary -- from the classic three-part 'Cities in China Series' -- conveys the texture and flavor of the venerable Chinese capital through a close-up look at a number of its inhabitants, both young and old, with varied and fascinating backgrounds. Their stories unfold against the backdrop of a t...
directed by Peter C. Wang, fl. 1981; produced by Li Sue Yung, fl. 1984-1986, in Cities in China (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1981), 46 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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The Great Ceremony to Straighten the World
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directed by Jann Pasler, 1951-; produced by Jann Pasler, 1951- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1994), 56 mins
Caught between the seduction of prosperity and the threat of cultural disintegration, the people of Bali engage in ceremonies. Through them, the Balinese attempt to maintain balance with God, nature, and one another, and also to turn the recent prosperity from the booming tourist trade into a way of invigorating t...
directed by Jann Pasler, 1951-; produced by Jann Pasler, 1951- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1994), 56 mins
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Kahyangan: The Balinese Journey of the Soul
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produced by Eli Hollander, fl. 1982 and Linda Burman-Hall (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2010), 54 mins
This remarkable and at times mesmerizing documentary explores the full cycle of Balinese death rituals that support and protect the soul's journey in its endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The specific ceremonies, which vary according to social and economic level, family tradition, and individual circumsta...
produced by Eli Hollander, fl. 1982 and Linda Burman-Hall (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2010), 54 mins
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Kotla Walks: Performing Locality
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directed by Simon Wilmot, fl. 2003; produced by Sanjay Srivastava, fl. 1998 and Simon Wilmot, fl. 2003 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins

This engaging documentary explores the changing urban life of a contemporary India caught between local tradition and the effects of globalization. The film provides a richly detailed portrait of the lives of residents of Kotla Mubarakpur, an "urban village" in South Delhi, by focusing on the family of Sarita and...

directed by Simon Wilmot, fl. 2003; produced by Sanjay Srivastava, fl. 1998 and Simon Wilmot, fl. 2003 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2007), 1 hour 33 mins
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A Stranger in My Native Land
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directed by Tenzing Sonam, 1959-; produced by White Crane Films (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1998), 34 mins
This profound, poetic, and ultimately immensely sad documentary may be the first of its kind about Tibet -- a vivid personal account of loss and disappointment as an exile discovers his country for the first time. Late in 1996 Tenzing Sonam, an award-winning Tibetan filmmaker born and brought up in exile, made his...
directed by Tenzing Sonam, 1959-; produced by White Crane Films (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1998), 34 mins
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Water Puppetry in Vietnam: An Ancient Tradition in a Modern World
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directed by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012; produced by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2012), 32 mins
The ancient tradition of water puppetry has gained worldwide attention in recent years for its lively and unique reflection of agrarian life in the wet-rice villages of northern Vietnam. As water puppetry has grown in popularity among tourists, modern practitioners have altered key components of their performances...
directed by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012; produced by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2012), 32 mins
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Between Two Worlds: A Japanese Pilgrimage
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directed by Joanne Hershfield, 1950- and Susan Caperna Lloyd, fl. 1992; produced by Susan Caperna Lloyd, fl. 1992 and Joanne Hershfield, 1950- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1994), 30 mins,
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For centuries, pilgrims have come to the Japanese island of Shikoku to trace the 1,000-mile route known as the 'Pilgrimage to the 88 Sacred Places of Shikoku', a journey believed to have been first undertaken by Kobo Daishi, founder of Buddhism's Shingon sect in the ninth century. This illuminating documentary is...
directed by Joanne Hershfield, 1950- and Susan Caperna Lloyd, fl. 1992; produced by Susan Caperna Lloyd, fl. 1992 and Joanne Hershfield, 1950- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1994), 30 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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Cities in China, Suzhou
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directed by Shirley Sun, fl. 1980 and Li Sue Yung, fl. 1984-1986; produced by Shirley Sun, fl. 1980 and Li Sue Yung, fl. 1984-1986, in Cities in China (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1981), 29 mins
Known for centuries as the center of Chinese culture and aesthetics, this Yangzi delta city has often been called the 'Venice of the East' because of its many canals and bridges. This beautifully filmed portrait of the city leads the viewer through markets and teahouses, sweet shops and bookstores, rice paddies an...
directed by Shirley Sun, fl. 1980 and Li Sue Yung, fl. 1984-1986; produced by Shirley Sun, fl. 1980 and Li Sue Yung, fl. 1984-1986, in Cities in China (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1981), 29 mins
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Destination: Tourism
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directed by Dafna Kory, fl. 2007; produced by Dafna Kory, fl. 2007 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2007), 20 mins,
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Bodh Gaya, the world's most popular destination of Buddhist pilgrimage, is located in one of India's poorest states. Visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage site are typically shocked by the extreme poverty there, and the Buddhist tradition of alms-giving motivates them to donate money. As a result, Bodh Gaya has d...
directed by Dafna Kory, fl. 2007; produced by Dafna Kory, fl. 2007 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2007), 20 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche
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directed by Tenzing Sonam, 1959- and Ritu Sarin, fl. 2003-2013; produced by Ritu Sarin, fl. 2003-2013 and Tenzing Sonam, 1959- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1999), 50 mins
Choenzey is a 47-year-old Tibetan monk who lives in exile in a Buddhist monastery in southern India. His spiritual master, Khensur Rinpoche, has been dead four years. But according to Tibetan belief, the Rinpoche will be reincarnated and it is Choenzey's responsibility to find the reincarnation and look after him....
directed by Tenzing Sonam, 1959- and Ritu Sarin, fl. 2003-2013; produced by Ritu Sarin, fl. 2003-2013 and Tenzing Sonam, 1959- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1999), 50 mins
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