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Review: “Ten Years Japan” Pictures Dystopia With Hopeful Undertones

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The short film anthology "Ten Years Japan" provides a relevant, but not depressing, look at contemporary Japan's social challenges.

“Ten Years Thailand” Is an Abstract Take On Societal Pressures in Modern Thailand

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"Ten Years Thailand" provides a timely—and trippy—take on Thailand's contemporary sociopolitical condition.

Political Thriller “Occupied” Shows Western Democracy Bent to Russia’s Will

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This prescient show depicts Norway under Russian control; its second season is now on Netflix.

Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)

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An admirable feature-length followup to "Servant of the People", Ukraine's most popular political satire to date.

Ukraine’s “Servant of the People” Is a Hidden Gem of Political Comedy

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After earning the love of Ukrainian audiences, this satirical show is now available worldwide on Netflix.

Review: Girlfriend, Boyfriend (Taiwan, 2012)

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Girlfriend, Boyfriend is a coming of age romance (with a unique twist) set amidst Taiwan's democratization.

Review: The Perfect Dictatorship (Mexico, 2014)

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Now available to international audiences on Netflix, The Perfect Dictatorship is Mexican director Luis Estrada’s latest satire on his country’s politics. The film’s title comes...

Review: The President’s Last Bang (South Korea, 2005)

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Although the onscreen assassination of a certain North Korean leader has dominated recent headlines, South Korea is actually in the lead for seeing its heads...

 
 
 

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