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Co-presentation of MATCHA: TEA & SPICE at the Asian Art Museum

Sip earthy tea inside a mammoth atmospheric, communal space, which celebrates the centuries-old nomadic trade and travel of the Silk Routes. Elsewhere in the museum, taste teas from India, Persia, and Tibet or those along China’s Tea and Horse Roads. TEA & SPICE takes place at the Asian Art Museum on September 4th at 5:30pm.

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Co-presentation of UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Pacific Film Archive presents UNKNOWN PLEASURES: The Films of Jia Zhangke. Viewers wishing to understand China’s vast changes during the last decade, those seeking arguably the most important, critically acclaimed director of our era, should start in one place: the films of Jia Zhangke. UNKNOWN PLEASURES film series screens from September 12 – October 17, 2008 at the Pacific Film Archive.

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CAAM Media Fund recipient PROJECT KASHMIR Screening in NYC and LA

From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR, a feature documentary that explores war between countries and war within oneself by delving into the fraught lives of young people caught in the social/political conflict of one of the most beautiful, and most deadly, places on earth. Screening in NYC and LA in August.

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WHATEVER IT TAKES: Almost There

So I need to apologize again for the long absence between blog posts here… As you might imagine, things have been incredibly busy as we get to the very end of the film. Right now, we are consumed with three major tasks: finishing the edit, crafting the animation, and choosing a composer.

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JOYFUL LIFE screening at the ATA

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.

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PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA European Distribution

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.