Love Boat: Taiwan (Taiwan/USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

In 1967 Taiwan launched a summer exchange program for overseas second-generation Taiwanese and Chinese students. The six-week program introduced the participants to Mandarin language, Taiwanese culture, crafts and food, and took them around for sightseeing. […]

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on Nov, 07 · in Reviews

Mao Mao Cool (China, 2019)

Those who are familiar with the filmography of Zhang Yang are probably not surprised by his recent “shift” to documentary filmmaking beginning in 2015 — though he has also made one feature film since then. […]

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on Oct, 16 · in Reviews

A Step Forward (Japan, 2019)

Despite the growing discourse surrounding suicide, very few documentary films have approached the topic in the same way as Atsushi Kasezawa’s A Step Forward does. The film tries to balance out suicide as a phenomenon […]

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on Oct, 09 · in Reviews

Kabul, City in the Wind (Netherlands/Afghanistan/Japan/Germany, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

Aboozar Amini’s documentary Kabul, City in the Wind is a film with a metaphorically and literally apt title. Not only is Kabul a windy city, life in the city is a precarious affair akin to […]

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on Sep, 04 · in Reviews

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