Havana Stage Sisters
Caridad Amaran was a star on the Cantonese Opera stage of Havana during the era of 1940s Cuba, under the tutelage of her Chinese foster father. Twenty years after her father passed away, she embarks on a journey in search of his ancestral hometown that he left over 70 years ago. What would she discover about his history?
Golden Gate Girls
Golden Gate Girls is not just a biographical portrait of Esther Eng;
it is also a tribute to pioneer women filmmakers working on both
sides of the Pacific, and the courage with which they crossed
boundaries of language, culture, race and gender.
WANG SHIWEI: THE BURIED WRITER
Wang Shiwei was a very special figure in the history of Chinese modern literature. He is known to most as the first victim of Chinese Communist Party’s literary persecution, who was killed “by mistake” in 1947 while CCP troops were retreating from Yenan.
Storm under the Sun
Storm Under the Sun is a documentary about one of the
"political storms" by Mao Zedong that fell upon the intellectuals of China
in the 50's is currently in post-production.
A Piece of Heaven: Primary Documents
The godfather of New Chinese Documentary, Situ Zhaodun, was imprisoned for five years in his twenties for offending Madame Mao. Situ’s father had a long-standing friendship with Dutch documentary filmmaker, Joris Ivens, while his brother sculpted China’s national fathers from Sun Yat-sen to Mao Zedong. This film reflects on how this icon of documentary film in China documents his own life.
Red Rock: A 30-Year Long March
When rock’n’roll swept the world in the 1970s, China was in a period of isolation as it was undergoing its Cultural Revolution.
When Western music finally blazed into China in the 1980s, a man named Cui Jian created a unique, musical voice
that launched his 30-years long march around China and the rest of the world.