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“Bookended by dazzling imagery of vast Chinese shipyards and factories, the three-hour-long We the Workers is a detailed, intimate and at times terrifying record of labor activists’ risky campaigns against unscrupulous employers, their menacing minders, and indifferent—or downright...

Director Zhao Liang presents an astounding picture of how the mining, steel, and housing industries have shaped the landscape in Inner Mongolia and changed the lives of people who live and work there. Called “a feat of pictorial storytelling,” the only lines in the film are powerful monologues...

An inspiring, thought-provoking film about the transformative potential of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Using talking-head shots the filmmaker focuses on four individuals, from Chile, China, East Germany and Japan and intersperses these interviews with photos and, at times shocking, footage,...

A popular, entertaining 15-episode web drama following the lives of four male high school students in Beijing and a romance that develops among them. Made on a low budget and starring a cast of actors who are not well-known. Originally intended to stream in its entirety on Chinese websites, it...

“The new documentary 'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' . . . shows how Ai attempts to live his life—and yet still share his voice—while under house arrest [following his 81-day detention in 2011] and constant monitoring. Whereas Alison Klayman’s first film [“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”] provided a broad...

High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s most prominent citizen journalists as they go about reporting issues the mainstream media can’t touch.

This beautiful and insightful documentary tells the story of Tiger Temple, 57, a...

This is a video message by the Dalai Lama shared at a press conference held by the Friends of Liu Xiaobo in Flushing, New York, on December 8, 2012, where democracy activists called for the release of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In the video, the Dalai Lama describes Liu...

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