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Review: Ai Weiewi’s “The Rest” Offers a Scathing Critique of Europe for Denying Human Dignity to Refugees


Ai Weiwei asks Europe: You accepted me as a refugee, but what about the rest of us?

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Explore Asian Pacific American Social Issues With These Three Short Films on HBO


As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month winds down, don't forget to check out these three insightful Asian Pacific American short films.

Review: Berlinized (Germany, 2012)


"Berlinized" is a peek into the bizarre art culture that grew out of the fallen Berlin Wall.

Interview: Director Zero Chou on Making LGBT Films in the Greater China Region


The Teddy Award-winning Taiwanese director discusses her latest "Six Asian Cities Rainbow Project" and past works.

An Interview With Paul Fischer, Author of “A Kim Jong-il Production”


In a special in-depth interview, author and filmmaker Paul Fischer discusses his book about North Korean cinema and comments on how perception and propaganda define...

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