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Mothers
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(DGenerate Films, 2014), 1 hour 9 mins

Mothers is a gripping cinema verite documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in a northern Chinese village.

There are not a lot of job prospects in Ma, a community of 2,000 in Shanxi Province. Factories have closed, young people are leaving, and declining numbers ar...

(DGenerate Films, 2014), 1 hour 9 mins
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The Questioning
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(DGenerate Films, 2014), 22 mins

'Early in the morning on July 24th, 2012, after meeting some friends in Hong Kong, I drove a car of my brother back to Shenzhen and got Guo Feixiong and three other friends who take part in human rights protection to the car and went on driving to Xinyu, Jiangxi Province to cheer Liu Ping and two other local indep...

(DGenerate Films, 2014), 22 mins
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Though I Am Gone
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(DGenerate Films, 2012), 1 hour 11 mins

Pioneering filmmaker Hu Jie uncovers the tragic story of a teacher beaten to death by her students during the Cultural Revolution.

In 1966, the Cultural Revolution exploded throughout China, as Mao's Red Guards persecuted suspected Rightists. Bian Zhongyun, the vice principal of a prestigious school in Beijing, wa...

(DGenerate Films, 2012), 1 hour 11 mins
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What's For Dinner?
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(DGenerate Films, 2014), 29 mins
Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. 'What's For Dinner?' explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a veg...
(DGenerate Films, 2014), 29 mins
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China Concerto
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(DGenerate Films, 2013), 50 mins

Born and raised in Chongqing, filmmaker Bo Wang visited his hometown at the height of now-disgraced politician Bo Xilai's campaign to revive Mao-era 'red culture', promoting among other things the public singing and dancing of Communist songs.

Alongside these participatory street performances, CHINA CONCERTO looks...

(DGenerate Films, 2013), 50 mins
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Female Directors
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(DGenerate Films, 2012), 43 mins

Two brilliant young women, art school graduates with deliciously profane vocabularies and supreme confidence, talk sex, cinema, and power, as they wield their shared video camera like a scalpel. Yang Mingming's superb debut is hilarious, moving, and subversive: is it documentary or fiction, or something new that v...

(DGenerate Films, 2012), 43 mins
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Queer China, 'Comrade' China
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(DGenerate Films, 2012), 59 mins

China's most prolific homosexual filmmaker presents a comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China. QUEER CHINA, 'COMRADE' CHINA documents the changes and developments in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender culture that have taken place in China over the last 80 years. Unlike any before, thi...

(DGenerate Films, 2012), 59 mins
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Struggle
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(DGenerate Films, 2012), 50 mins

This powerful documentary explores the cruel realities of sweatshop labor and workplace injury in China, and one lawyer's mission to defend worker's rights.

Shenzhen, one of China's most prosperous cities, attracts thousands of migrant workers every year. These workers come with dreams of opportunity and success,...

(DGenerate Films, 2012), 50 mins
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Beijing Besieged by Waste
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(DGenerate Films, 2012), 1 hour 12 mins
Photographer Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps.While China's economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental...
(DGenerate Films, 2012), 1 hour 12 mins
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Floating
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(DGenerate Films, 2014), 1 hour 33 mins

Yang is a vagrant singer from the rural area of Henan: he earns his living by singing in the subways of urban business centers. Everyday he brings with him his temporary residency card and identification to avoid being caught and detained by local police. In order to keep his work, he bribes the security guards in...

(DGenerate Films, 2014), 1 hour 33 mins
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