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TAI KI

Anthropology  Asian Studies 

Documents a sea adventure designed to test the theory that the ancient Chinese could have sailed from Southeast Asia and arrived in Mexico or South America, predating voyages of Western mariners.

BONTOC EULOGY
BONTOC EULOGY

American Studies  Anthropology  Asian Studies  Sociology 

This docudrama examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, focusing on the filmmaker's grandfather, an Igorot warrior, one of the 1,100 tribal natives displayed as anthropological "specimens" in the notorious Philippine Village exhibit.

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PROFITS FROM POISON

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies 

Shows how pesticides and other man-made chemicals which have been found harmful and therefore banned from use in developed countries are still being sold and used in Third World nations.

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NEPAL AT RISK

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines environmental problems in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, where population growth, inequality of resources, and increasing tourism have combined to threaten environmental disaster for the Himalayan kingdom once touted as "Shangri- La."

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AS SEEN BY BOTH SIDES:AMERICAN AND VIETNAMESE ARTISTS LOOK AT THE WAR

Asian Studies  Art History  American Studies 

Documents the history of a remarkable art exhibit which showcases the work of both American and Vietnamese veterans of the Indochina War.

ART  IN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION
ART IN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Performing Arts  Political Science  Asian Studies  Art History 

Examines the Communist Party's rigorously enforced art policies during China's Cultural Revolution from 1966-1976, when pictorial artists were given strict aesthetic guidelines for the production of works designed to promote the ideology and imagery of Mao Tse- tung's illusory new society.

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Cultural Studies  New York City  Urban Studies  Political Science  Performing Arts  Narrative Films  Music  Cinema Studies  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This cinema-verite documentary explores the realities of life as a classical musician through the story of Hexagon, a newly-formed chamber ensemble. The documentary chronicles their challenging first year and a half, from the group's seemingly casual first rehearsal to its high-pressure launching into the mainstream of the classical music scene.

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CHEN AND CHINA'S SYMPHONY

Sociology  Performing Arts  Music  Asian Studies 

Chronicles the 1987 U.S. tour by the National Symphony Orchestra of the People's Republic of China, including interviews with conductor Zuohuang Chen, a survivor of the Cultural Revolution who studied music in the U.S., Chen's mentor, Seiji Ozawa, director of the Boston Symphony, plus stirring performances of both Western and Chinese music.

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