Anita Wen-Shin Chang’s Joyful Life is a feature documentary in collaboration with Hansen’s disease (Leprosy) patients residing at Taiwan’s Lo-Sheng (“Joyful Life”), one of the few remaining sanatoriums in the world, on the verge of disappearing. Due to resident, student and human rights activism, plans for total destruction have stopped. At this point, the sanatorium remains despite continued pressures from the government, private interests and local civilians to excavate.
Director Wayne Wang’s film, PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, has been released in Europe! The film was already released in Spain by Karma Films, but will be released in France by Diaphana next week.
NMC fellow, Tristan Ahtone’s video report on the impact of migrant border deaths on tribal communities is now posted on the PBS Newshour website. The US installed vehicle border has long divided the Tehono O’odham nation’s tribal homeland.
You’ve seen Jet Li do it in movies—now watch international champions Philip Wong and Zhang Hong Mei lead members of their martial arts school Pacific Wushu in an electrifying jaw-dropping performance of fierce fighting infused with complex movements, speed, and artistic expression.
The groundbreaking NO REGRET is a classic romance interwoven with a realistic depiction of class conflict and contemporary Korean gay life. The first true gay film from Korea, centers on Sumin (Lee Young-Hoon), a poor 18 year-old orphan who seeks his fortune in the bright lights of Seoul.
You may not have seen it on the news, but this week the service workers at the University of California campuses and hospitals have been holding a five-day strike to call for higher wages.
Check out the article Chi-hui Yang, our SFIAAFF Director, wrote about his experience curating the Flaherty Film Seminar, which took place this past June in upstate New York. It is unique look into this year’s seminar and its themes.
This is a new series dedicated to spastic fits of rage and rapture specifically for those equipped with Netflix and extra disposable income to attend the local indieplex.
Can you imagine? 1,000,000 people, the populations of Oakland and San Francisco combined, already have or might die in Burma ( Myanmar ) as a result of Cyclone Nargis. 10 times that amount, up to 11,000,000 people have been left homeless in Sichuan province of China because of the earthquake. Are you going to “help”?