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Beauty in China
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directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. They undergo lengthy, painful, and expensive surgery and hospitalization, often financed by their parents who can ill afford it. To accomplish the "right look," they visit surgeon...
directed by Elodie Pakosz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 30 mins
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The Chinese Hospice
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produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
In Bejing stands the only hospital in China to specialize in allowing people approaching the end of their lives to die with dignity. It was established ten years ago by Dr. Li Wei, who had been a barefoot doctor in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. He saw much hardship during those years and vowed to...
produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
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Coat of Many Countries
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directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
In Coat of Many Countries we see how the clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy. The motivating force behind this well-traveled suit jacket is to get...
directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
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Death on the Silk Road
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directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
This extraordinary undercover report from China exposes the suffering of thousands of Chinese whose lives have been destroyed by nuclear testing. It presents exclusive evidence from inside China of spiraling levels of cancer and birth deformities among the population of Xinjiang province - part of the Great Silk R...
directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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In the Name of the Emperor
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directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Christine Choy, 1953- and Nancy Tong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 53 mins
This is the only American documentary film to examine the Rape of Nanjing, December 13, 1937, when the Japanese Imperial troops marched into this city in China. In just six weeks they murdered 300,000 civilians, and systematically raped and killed thousands of women. Today, the Japanese government continues to den...
directed by Christine Choy, 1953-; produced by Christine Choy, 1953- and Nancy Tong (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 53 mins
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Plum Blossom in Snow: Falun Gong in China
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directed by Elefteria Kalogritsa; produced by Elefteria Kalogritsa (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 54 mins
Falun Gong is an ancient meditative practice that enjoyed a revival in China in the 1990’s. The government approved it at first, but as it gained in popularity it was seen as a threat. Seventy to 100 million people were practicing Falun Gong, when it was outlawed in 1999. The government started brutally suppress...
directed by Elefteria Kalogritsa; produced by Elefteria Kalogritsa (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 54 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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Storms Over China
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directed by Richard Prost; produced by Richard Prost, ARTE (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 3 mins
In the village of Longbaoshan, northwest of Beijing, the inhabitants are trying to prevent their village from being engulfed by dust caused by ferocious sandstorms. This ecological disaster has shocked the villagers whose crops have failed for five years. Many have abandoned their farms, moving to neighboring vill...
directed by Richard Prost; produced by Richard Prost, ARTE (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 3 mins
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The Trash Trade: Selling Garbage to China
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 24 mins
Japanese waste is turning into gold in the hands of Chinese dealers who extract valuable metal and plastic from mountains of scrap. The rubbish is carefully disassembled in China, then made into new cars and clothes that are shipped back to Japan. This international recycling system appears to kill two huge birds...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 1 hour 24 mins
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Visioning Tibet
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directed by Isaac Solotaroff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 53 mins
Visioning Tibet chronicles the passion of ophthalmologist Marc Lieberman, founder of the Tibet Vision Project. His mission: to end preventable blindness in Tibet -- which has the highest rate of untreated cataract blindness in the world -- by 2020. Bringing light where there was once darkness, Lieberman's work in...
directed by Isaac Solotaroff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 53 mins
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