2021/07/06 | CJ Sheu

‘Longing for the Rain’ Makes You Long for a Shorter Film

Shot in Beijing and Changchun, Longing for the Rain’s explicit treatment of female desire clearly distinguishes it as a Hong Kong film.

2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson

Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'

A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.

2017/06/04 | Cinema Escapist

Joshua Wong on Documentary "Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower"

Cinema Escapist caught up with Wong to get his thoughts on the recent documentary and its broader socio-political context.

2017/04/16 | Cinema Escapist

Meet India’s Transgender Community in Documentary 'Black Sheep'

New documentary profiles the hijra — a unique transgender community in India with several thousand years of history.

2017/03/18 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Facing Past Pain and Empowering Others Through 'Small Talk'

The intention behind making the Teddy Award-winning documentary, 'Small Talk,' was never to enter any film festival, but rather for the director to face the pain of her past and mend her relationship with her mother.

2017/02/15 | Cinema Escapist

INTERVIEW: Documenting China's Women's Rights Activist Ye Haiyan

'I was just so curious what kind of person she was, and why she would act this way. So I decided I would meet with her no matter what,' says filmmaker Nanfu Wang.

2017/01/04 | Cinema Escapist

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

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.

2016/12/28 | Yin Yijun

Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box-Office Boom in China

With limited freedom and financing, documentary filmmakers cut their own paths to find audiences.

2016/12/05 | Cinema Escapist

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

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

2016/08/10 | Olivia Yang

New Film Project Sheds Light on Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Taiwan

'I think this subject, the sexual exploitation of minors, is a very difficult one. We wanted to do it in a way that I would want to watch it, even if I don’t understand that world.'

2015/09/26 | Yuan

After Six Years...Taiwan's First Documentary on Offshore Fishermen

Director Kuo believes the fishermen have dedicated themselves to their family, but emotionally they are drifting further away from home. Many people share this feeling and she hopes to convey the perseverance and love for the family through this film.