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Afterbirth
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directed by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957-; produced by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957- (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1982), 36 mins
AFTERBIRTH poetically explores the unpredictable relationship between appearance and identity, challenging notions of cultural essentialism with a call for spiritual transcendence. A “documentary” montage featuring white, black and yellow Chinese characters, some fictional, others real, confront the meaning of...
directed by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957-; produced by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957- (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1982), 36 mins
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Agrarian Utopia
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directed by Uruphong Raksasad, fl. 2001-2009; performed by Sompong Jumma, fl. 2009, Sai Jumma, fl. 2009 and Prayad Jumma, fl. 2009 (Thailand: Extra Virgin Co), 2 hours 1 mins
Two families are employed by a landowner to work on his rice fields. One of them, used to own their own land, but was evicted for being unable to keep up with his hefty loan payments. In the absence of machinery, they plant rice using traditional farming methods and an untrained buffalo. However, the low market...
directed by Uruphong Raksasad, fl. 2001-2009; performed by Sompong Jumma, fl. 2009, Sai Jumma, fl. 2009 and Prayad Jumma, fl. 2009 (Thailand: Extra Virgin Co), 2 hours 1 mins
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Ainikien Jidjid Ilo Boñ: The Sound of Crickets at Night
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directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 (Microwave Films, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ (The Sound of Crickets at Night) is the story of a family displaced as a result of nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll and now living in exile on Ejit Island on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Kali, a darling-though-curious 10-year-old Bikinian girl, watches in dismay as her mother and f...
directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 (Microwave Films, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
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A.k.a. Don Bonus
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directed by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984 and Sokly Ny, fl. 1995; produced by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984, Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1995), 56 mins
After escaping the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Ny family became one of thousands of refugees faced with resettlement in the U.S. Their lives unfold through the lens of this stirring video diary. As 18-year-old Sokly Ny (Don Bonus) struggles to graduate from high school, his family is harassed in the housing proje...
directed by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984 and Sokly Ny, fl. 1995; produced by Spencer Nakasako, fl. 1984, Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1995), 56 mins
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Amin = امین
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directed by Shahin Parhami, fl. 2007-2015 (Iran: Privately Published), 2 hours
Amin is the story of an ancient musical tradition and one man's struggle to preserve it. It is told using a unique approach to documentary storytelling that challenges the boundaries of fiction and reality. Amin Aghaie is a young modern nomad from the south of Iran. He has dedicated his life to preserving, documen...
directed by Shahin Parhami, fl. 2007-2015 (Iran: Privately Published), 2 hours
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And The Moon Dances
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directed by Garin Nugroho, 1961-; performed by Bambang S. Jayantoro, fl. 1995, Wiwiek Handawiyah, fl. 1995 and Pramana Padmodarmaya, fl. 1995-2002 (Indonesia: Set Film Workshop), 2 hours 3 mins
Literally translated, the title means 'The Moon Pierced by Wild Grass,' and the film tells the story of the relationship between an aged traditional song teacher named Waluyo, his folk music disciple Ilalang (who has to cope with memories of his abusive father) and the lovely dancer Bulan, who Ilalang has loved fo...
directed by Garin Nugroho, 1961-; performed by Bambang S. Jayantoro, fl. 1995, Wiwiek Handawiyah, fl. 1995 and Pramana Padmodarmaya, fl. 1995-2002 (Indonesia: Set Film Workshop), 2 hours 3 mins
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Angels are Made of Light
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directed by James Longley, 1972-; produced by James Longley, 1972- (New York, NY: Grasshopper Film, 2018), 1 hour 57 mins
A stirring and beautiful documentary from Academy Award nominated director James Longley (Iraq in Fragments), Angels Are Made of Light traces the lives of young students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offe...
directed by James Longley, 1972-; produced by James Longley, 1972- (New York, NY: Grasshopper Film, 2018), 1 hour 57 mins
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The Arsonist
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directed by U-Wei Haji Saari, 1954-; performed by Jamaluddin Kadir, fl. 1995-2009, Anwar Idris, fl. 2008-2004 and Ngasrizal Ngasri, fl. 1993-2010 (Malaysia: Privately Published), 1 hour 7 mins
U-Wei Bin Haji Saari based "The Arsonist" (1995) on William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning," transposing it from the Deep South to Malaysia. The filmmaker stays true to its core, but depicts the position of a Javanese man who has married a Malaysian woman, and is continually in a state of rebellion. His fami...
directed by U-Wei Haji Saari, 1954-; performed by Jamaluddin Kadir, fl. 1995-2009, Anwar Idris, fl. 2008-2004 and Ngasrizal Ngasri, fl. 1993-2010 (Malaysia: Privately Published), 1 hour 7 mins
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August Sun
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directed by Prasanna Vithanage, 1962-; performed by Mohamed Rahfiulla, fl. 2003, Nimmi Harasgama, fl. 1997-2012 and Peter D'Almeida, fl. 1994-2003 (Sri Lanka: Privately Published), 1 hour 44 mins
This filmic offering by acclaimed director Prasanna Vithanage (Walls Within and Death on a Full Moon Day) is a poignant narrative of human displacement against the backdrop of the bitter, real-life conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamil people of Sri Lanka. The film traces the experience of three individuals, e...
directed by Prasanna Vithanage, 1962-; performed by Mohamed Rahfiulla, fl. 2003, Nimmi Harasgama, fl. 1997-2012 and Peter D'Almeida, fl. 1994-2003 (Sri Lanka: Privately Published), 1 hour 44 mins
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Banana Split
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directed by Kip Fulbeck, 1965-; produced by Kip Fulbeck, 1965- (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1991), 38 mins
Kip Fulbeck explores identity and biracial ethnicity issues, focusing on his parents' relationship with each other and their respective acclimations and rejections of each other's cultures. Through interwoven narratives and media clips, this video also addresses ethnic dating patterns and stereotypes of Asian Amer...
directed by Kip Fulbeck, 1965-; produced by Kip Fulbeck, 1965- (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1991), 38 mins
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