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  • Before the Flood - The residents of the historic Chinese city of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.

  • Before The Flood II - Gong Tan - Yan Yu follows BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.

  • Beijing Besieged by Waste - Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption.

  • C

  • China Concerto - An observational essay about public spectacles in contemporary China.

  • D

  • Digital Underground in the People's Republic - Six documentary shorts chronicle the changing state of China's independent, and underground, film scene.

  • Disorder Still
  • Disorder - Footage from a dozen amateur videographers becomes a symphony of urban social dysfunction in China.

  • Dong - The great filmmaker Jia Zhangke travels with acclaimed painter Liu Xiaodong to Thailand where they meet workers in the throes of social turmoil.

  • E

  • The East Wind State Farm - Condemned "Rightists," sentenced to 21 years of "thought reform," share first-person accounts of life in a Chinese labor camp.

  • F

  • Fangshan Church - The inner workings of a Christian community in rural China, whose ways of life and worship are threatened by the world around them.

  • Female Directors - When job prospects elude them, two twenty-something art school graduates decide to film each otherís lives instead. (new March, 2016)

  • Fortune Teller - The life of a countryside fortune teller provides a candid and deeply revelatory look at people living on the fringes of Chinese society.

  • G

  • Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters - The story of one woman's brutal ordeal as a "comfort woman" for the Japanese Army during World War II.

  • Ghost Town - A remote village in southwest China is haunted by traces of its cultural past while its residents piece together their existence.

    K

  • Karamay - In Karamay, filmmaker Xu Xin helps a community break the silence nearly two decades after a horrible fire killed nearly 300 schoolchildren.

  • M

  • Meishi Street - Ordinary citizens take a stand against the planned destruction of their homes to make way forthe 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  • Mothers - A gripping cinema vérité documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in one Chinese village.

  • My Father's House - The story of an underground church founded by Nigerian missionaries offers a rare glimpse inside an immigrant African community in China.

  • N

  • Nostalgia - Acclaimed filmmaker Shu Haolun explores the culture and history of his Shanghai neighborhood upon its impending destruction.

  • O

  • 1428 - Du Haibinís award-winning documentary of the earthquake that devastated Chinaís Sichuan province in 2008 explores how victims, citizens and government respond to a national tragedy.

  • Q

  • Queer China, 'Comrade' China - China's most prolific gay filmmaker presents a comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China.

  • The Questioning - "At 12 o'clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started a so-called room inspection. As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder. This film is the record of that moment."

  • S

  • San Yuan Li - Armed with video cameras, twelve artists present a highly stylized portrait of SAN YUAN LI, a traditional village besieged by China's urban sprawl.

  • Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul - This landmark documentary reveals the tragic life of a gifted young woman who was executed for speaking out during the height of Chairman Mao's rule.

  • Street Life - The hidden lives of homeless migrants who survive in the shadows of one of Shanghai's most affluent and historic streets.

  • Struggle - Explores the cruel realities of sweatshop labor and workplace injury in China, and one lawyer's mission to defend worker's rights.

  • Super, Girls! - Follows ten young women on their quest to become instant superstars on China's biggest television show.

  • T

  • Tape - Performance artist Li Ning turns his life into art in this epic work of experimental documentary.

  • Though I Am Gone - Pioneering filmmaker Hu Jie uncovers the tragic story of a teacher beaten to death by her students during the Cultural Revolution.

  • Three Sisters - Three little sisters live alone in a small village in the high mountains of the Yunnan region. The little girls donít go to school, spending their days working in the fields or wandering in the village. (new October, 2015)

  • 'Til Madness Do Us Part - The daily lives and isolation of a group of men locked on one floor of a Chinese city's psychiatric institution. (new October, 2015)

  • Timber Gang (aka Last Lumberjacks) - Yu Guangyi's stunning debut explores a grueling winter amongst loggers in Northeast China, as they work with traditional methods through one last, fateful expedition.

  • Torch Troupes - In this vivid portrait of China's musical heritage, Sichuan Opera performers strive to keep a centuries-old artform alive.

  • The Transition Period - With unprecedented access to a Communist Party leader, investigative filmmaker Zhou Hao offers a startlingly candid look inside Chinese politics at the local level.

  • U

  • Umbrella... (San...) - Conceptual and observational but fundamentally a telling look at changes in China today, particularly between rural and urban society.

  • Using - An unusual relationship develops between a Chinese couple struggling with heroin and a filmmaker chronicling their addiction, in this provocative documenrtary on drug abuse, filmmaking and friendship.

  • W

  • We Are the ... of Communism - The mysterious closing of a Beijing school sends hundreds of migrant children on a desperate struggle to reclaim their right to an education.

  • What's for Dinner? - Meat consumption in China is skyrocketing; what does it mean for sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare?

  • When the Bough Breaks - On the outskirts of Beijing, two teenage girls struggle to pay for their brother's schooling.

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