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Chinatown Files
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directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
Amy Chen’s acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950’s and l960’s. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs and archival...
directed by Amy Chen, 1957-; produced by Amy Chen, 1957- and Ying Chan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 58 mins
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Shanghai Tales, 1, The War of Growing Up
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directed by Dingding Ke and Jing Guo, in Shanghai Tales, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 59 mins
This series on contemporary China is filmed from an insiders point of view. It portrays the daily lives of ordinary people living in one of its busiest and most iconic cities. The three episodes provide a window into China today, an opportunity to assess the similarities and learn from the differences between our...
directed by Dingding Ke and Jing Guo, in Shanghai Tales, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 59 mins
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Cities on Speed, 1, Shanghai: Space
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directed by Nanna Frank Moller, 1972-; produced by Helle Faber, in Cities on Speed, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 1 mins
Soon more than 550 cities world wide will have a population of more than one million. In 2030 eighty percent of the world's population will live in cities. Megacities have traditionally been economic and political power centers but today the fastest growing cities are in developing nations. The new challenge is t...
directed by Nanna Frank Moller, 1972-; produced by Helle Faber, in Cities on Speed, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 1 mins
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Cyberwar in China
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directed by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002; produced by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002 (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2013), 28 mins
A half hour documentary about social media in China. With more than a half billion people online - China is the world's largest Internet nation. And on Weibo - the Chinese answer to Facebook and Twitter, the Chinese manifests themselves more sharp and critical than ever before. Embark on a travel in the digital Ch...
directed by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002; produced by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002 (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 2013), 28 mins
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Shanghai Bride
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directed by Sam Voutas; produced by Melanie Ansley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 52 mins
How does the average man find a wife in materialistic Shanghai? There are two single males to every single female and the women are increasingly picky and middle-class. The effects of the one-child policy combined with a rapid revolution in China's values and lifestyles, have created increasingly selective middle-...
directed by Sam Voutas; produced by Melanie Ansley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 52 mins
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Shanghai Tales, 3, When My Child is Born
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directed by Dingding Ke and Jing Guo; produced by Dingding Ke, Jing Guo and Lawrence Elman, fl. 2002, in Shanghai Tales, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour
This series on contemporary China is filmed from an insiders point of view and portrays daily life in one of the nation's busiest and most iconic cities. The three episodes provide a window into China today, giving viewers an opportunity to assess the similarities and differences between China and other cultures.T...
directed by Dingding Ke and Jing Guo; produced by Dingding Ke, Jing Guo and Lawrence Elman, fl. 2002, in Shanghai Tales, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour
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To the Light: Chinese Miners
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directed by Yuanchen Liu (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 8 mins
The bright lights of China’s booming economy are powered by the hard labor of the miners, who work deep in perilous coal shafts around the country. When a miner dies, his family receives a death pension greater than the amount of money he would have made in his lifetime had he stayed alive. In rural China, where...
directed by Yuanchen Liu (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 8 mins
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Zhang's Diner
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directed by Mika Koskinen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour
An impoverished Chinese couple move to Beijing from their home town in search of a better life. They invest what little they have in a shabby diner and begin a new life. The film follows Zhang's and Xiao's restaurant business over a period of three years. The couple's problems at times reach almost comical proport...
directed by Mika Koskinen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour
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Mao's New Suit
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directed by Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000; produced by Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000, Singing Nomad Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 53 mins
For decades people in China modeled themselves on Chairman Mao who wore a simple worker's outfit in blue or grey. It was known as the "Mao Suit." To wear anything different meant that you stood out, and in China any sign of independent thought had always been dangerous. But China's doors have opened – and so hav...
directed by Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000; produced by Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000, Singing Nomad Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 53 mins
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Monkey King Looks West
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directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Renee Tajima (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 43 mins
This colorful production contrasts the rich heritage of Chinese opera with the day-to-day realities of its emigréperformers in New York's Chinatown. It depicts the efforts of three classically-trained opera artists to keep alive their revered art form for the generation of young Chinese-Americans who would otherw...
directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Renee Tajima (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 43 mins
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