Archive for category: Released doc database

/ 06/21/2012 10:38 AM

Mama Rainbow 彩虹伴我心 (China, 2012)

Title (English): Mama Rainbow Title (original): 彩虹伴我心 Online video trailer Synopsis: For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big majority utterly unable to accept the homosexuality of their son or daughter. However, during recent years a fresh rainbow wind has been blowing over the Chinese mainland: a pioneer generation of [...]

/ 06/11/2012 6:42 PM

Tokyo Waka (2012, USA/Japan)

Directors: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson | 63 minutes | USA, Japan | 2012 | Language: English, Japanese  About Japan SYNOPSIS “TOKYO WAKA is a 63-minute documentary essay about Tokyo’s crows, with digressions into art, history, and culture. It is a poem about Tokyo and its people, and the relentless tenacity of nature in a most unnatural world. Tokyo. A resilient [...]

/ 06/04/2012 6:40 PM

Bachelor Mountain (China, 2011)

Director: Yu Guangyi / Original title: Guanggun 光棍 / Year: 2011 / Country: China / Runtime: 95 mins About China SYNOPSIS “Tender, frank and humorous documentary about a rugged working man in an isolated mountain community in China and his hopeless pursuit of the last single woman in town. For over 100 years, people have made a living from the forests of China’s mountainous north, but new environmental regulations have [...]

/ 04/28/2012 12:33 PM

He Film (2011, France)

Author/Director: Liliane de Kermadec Producer: Tita Productions Country: France Length: 52′ / 75′ About China SYNOPSIS For 37 years, first on foot, by bike and then motorcycle, He Fu Quang has been travelling the back roads of Sichuan bringing wherever he goes “culture and cinema,” as he says. Offered by the Chinese government, the films are now sent via satellite [...]

/ 04/25/2012 2:51 PM

The World’s Most Fashionable Prison (2012, Singapore / UK)

Director: CK Mak | 67 minutes | Singapore, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Tagalog |   SYNOPSIS ” Award-winning fashion designer Puey Quinones and his dresses make regular appearances on red carpet events and celebrity weddings. For the past four years, the petite gay 31-yearold has been leading a double life. Away from the celebrity and public adoration, [...]

/ 04/20/2012 10:11 PM

Where Heaven Meets Hell (2012, USA)

Director: Sasha Friedlander | 80 minutes | USA | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) Indonesian, English | Countries: Indonesia, United States SYNOPSIS “In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen, an active volcano that houses a grueling, labor-intensive sulfur mining operation. Before daybreak, five hundred independent miners begin to collect and haul loads of up to 200lbs. of pure sulfur. They trek up [...]

/ 04/15/2012 2:09 AM

Who Killed Chea Vichea? (2011, USA – Thailand)

Director: Bradley Cox | 57 minutes | Thailand, USA | 2010 | Language:French, Khmer with English subtitles | SYNOPSIS: This investigative documentary, produced on a shoestring budget, covers the 2004 assassination of a Cambodian trade union leader and exposes corruption in one of the world’s top exporters of low-cost clothing. “Chea Vichea was Cambodia’s most respected and influential labour leader. [...]

/ 04/05/2012 12:20 AM

The World Before Her (2012, USA – UK)

Director: Nisha Pahuja | 90 minutes | Canada, Germany, USA, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Hindi | About India SYNOPSIS “Twenty young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp – they are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and freedom [...]

/ 04/02/2012 12:55 AM

The Young Man Was (Part 1: United Red Army) (2011, Bangladesh)

Director: Naeem Mohaiemen | 70 minutes | Bangladesh | 2011 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Japanese, Bengali | About Bangladesh and Japan SYNOPSIS “A series of photography installations in museums since 2006, and now a projected film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements’ turn to violence, which became an “accidental Trojan horse”, creating blowback through the rise of right-wing political [...]

/ 04/02/2012 12:23 AM

The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011 / Canada)

Director: Ariel J. Nasr | 52 minutes | Canada | 2011 | color | HDcam About Afganistan SYNOPSIS “A group of young Afghan women strive to become world-class boxers, training without the benefit of even the most basic facilities at the national stadium, where only recently women were executed by the Taliban. They are loyal to their country, yet dare to [...]