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Showing 39 films for Asia
Maria Reza on her phone, reflected in car rearview mirror

A Thousand Cuts

Rappler, a major Philippines online news site, investigates and uncovers countless government-sanctioned murders under President Rodrigo Duterte

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In The Same Breath

In The Same Breath, directed by Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by the Chinese and US leadership and their devastating impact on millions of lives since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)

Join us for a special viewing of the Academy Award winning film, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), which follows a class navigating the disadvantages young girls face in Afghanistan today – gaining an education and skateboarding.

Mai Khoi signing into a microphone

Mai Khoi and the Dissidents

Compared to Russian musician-activists Pussy Riot and dubbed “Vietnam’s Lady Gaga,” Khôi must go to great lengths to disseminate her music as she fights to champion women’s rights, LGBT rights, and free speech.

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Leftover Women

This eye-opening documentary follows three women in their gruelling quest to find a husband, weighing the cost of family and society’s approval against their own chances of happiness.

Imelda Marcos surrounded by her assistants outside of a plane

The Kingmaker

Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. 

A Family Tour

 After China banned her film, an exiled filmmaker, with husband and child in tow, stalks a tour bus through Taiwan for the only chance to see her mother, who is visiting from mainland China. 

Afghan Cycles

What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? Afghan Cycles follows a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists.

Ghost Fleet

Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers. 

Scene of a group of women workers in the film Made in Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh

Channeling real-life stories that Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain encountered as a women's rights activist, this empowering, layered drama shines a light on an oppressive industry, and demands our attention.

A shadowy image taken at night, backlight by a car's headlamps. Two men are in combat gear with guns and helmets speaking to a young person in tshirt and shorts.

On the President's Orders

In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a “war on drugs” in the Philippines, launching a wave of violence and murder targeting thousands of suspected drug dealers and users.

East Africa digital edition,  New York

One Child Nation

One Child Nation explores China's One Child Policy, which made it illegal in most circumstances for couples to have more than one child.