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OPINION: Why Chinese Movies Turn the American Dream into a Nightmare

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The American Dream appears quite often in Chinese movies — usually not in the best light.


INTERVIEW: From Falling in Love with Classical Indian Music to Documenting It on Film

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It never occurred to film director Niharika Popli that she would end up making a debut documentary on one of India's most celebrated classical musicians.


INTERVIEW: Colin Offland on Making a Documentary in North Korea with Dennis Rodman

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Colin Offland, director of the documentary 'Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang' talks about his experiences making this hilarious documentary in North Korea and following around Dennis Rodman.


INTERVIEW: A Peak of Film Productions in the 'Theater State' of North Korea

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In a special in-depth interview, author and filmmaker Paul Fischer discusses his book about North Korean cinema and how perception and propaganda define the isolated state.


The 10 Best Korean Movies on Netflix

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Check out Cinema Escapist's list of the ten best Korean movies on Netflix.


Documenting the 'Gatekeepers' of One of Japan's Popular Suicide Destinations

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'Gatekeeper' documents the suicide prevention efforts of a retired Japanese detective named Yukio Shige.

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