Tag: China

The anatomy of neo-nationalist misogyny

Miki Dezaki set out to understand why a network of powerful people find it so important to shut up the women who demand justice for the sexual labour they were coerced into during WWII.

Werner Herzog: «Facts do not constitute the truth»

Acclaimed German film director Werner Herzog talks about his most recent film Meeting Gorbachev, while also warning against trying to articulate the truth in precise terms.

Far from the shallow now: two highlights from Underdox

Two newcomers stood out from the crowd at this year’s Underdox in Munich. Sec Rouge – one of 2018's most striking, accomplished and beautiful films of any length – and the seminal and glowingly delicate 48-minute film, Accession.

Zero conference and Nobel prices

If you are prone to dismiss warnings about environmental destruction as exaggerations, you might as well stop reading right away.

A changing Chinese society

Up the Mountain is a portrait how the shedding of the old is making way for the new in today‘s China.

Cinematic portrait painting of today’s China

Award-winning film director Wang Xiaoshuai returns to his home country, capturing an eclectic portrait of modern China.

The diaspora as a vantage point to modern China

From the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century more than 20 million people migrated out of China. Shelly Chan analyses the emergence of China as a nation state from the vantage point of the Chinese diaspora around the world.

On the road to war

John Pilger’s documentary predicts a horrifying possibility: that China and the US are on the brink of war.

Exodus – Catch 22

The Chinese contemporary artist and filmmaker Weiwei delivers a captivating life and death fresco of homeless hordes of people in Technicolor.

Snapshot of a Shattered Community

A final look at a dead way of life, Last Days in Shibati is a filmic record of a once thriving neighbourhood soon to be demolished to make way for development.
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