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The best North Korea documentaries, compiled by someone who's actually been there.
"Berlinized" is a peek into the bizarre art culture that grew out of the fallen Berlin Wall.
A new documentary profiles the hijra - a unique transgender community in India with several thousand years of history.
This documentary about a small Texas town helps us remember that, wherever we are, we're all part of the same human struggle.
Russian filmmaker Vitaly Manskiy's Under the Sun is perhaps the most philosophical and artistic documentary I've seen about North Korea.
An empathetic, intimate documentary that chronicles students taking the Suneung, South Korea's all-important college entrance exam.
This documentary about Deng Xiaoping, father of China's "reform and opening", reveals as much about his country's present as its past.
Erik Shirai’s The Birth of Sake is a warm love letter to the national liquor of Japan and the people who make it happen. Shirai...
Robert H. Lieberman’s They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain is an exceptional layperson’s introduction to modern Burma and its tribulations. However, those who desire...
Thanks to 2013’s Captain Phillips, public perception of Somali pirates is now tilted towards a military dimension of Navy SEALs coming and saving the day...
This movie helps explain why Turkey and Japan are such good friends
Interview: Chinese director Pengfei on “The Taste of Rice Flower”
Review: Menashe (United States, 2017)
Review: The Taste of Rice Flower (China, 2017)
Trailer: Feng Xiaogang’s latest movie “Youth” premieres Sep 30, 2017
Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)
Review: Lowlife Love (Japan, 2016)
Interview: Wang Yu-lin on Taiwanese aborigines and gender identity in “Alifu, The Prince/ss”