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The Mountains Sing: Yang Xiao on Documenting Guangxi’s Fading Folk Music

A new film by Guangxi-born director Yang Xiao bends an ear to the region’s dying tradition of ethnic folk ballads

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Is “Saturday Fiction” too edgy for China’s mainstream? | Film Review

Gong Li’s yarn of empowered female espionage in war-torn Shanghai aimed big at the Chinese box office, but confuses complexity for entertainment

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Fan Jian’s “After the Rain” | Film Review

Fan explores the enduring trauma for parents who lost children in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, and their attempts to rebuild their families

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Zhou Hao Goes “All In” on the Nature of Documentaries | Film Review

A director explores the exploitative nature of documentary filmmaking in his latest work about childhood trauma

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What Does ‘Upcoming Summer’ Say about Youth and Love?

A “controversial” teen summer movie tackles coming-of-age and (possible) LGBT themes

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The Light Inside

Director Khashem Gyal on film as a religion and how real culture is “inner” culture

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The Legend of White Snake | Film Review

After 1,400 years and countless adaptations, the legend of White Snake returns to the big screen (again)

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The Chinese Who Survived the Titanic

'The Six,' a new documentary executive-produced by James Cameron, reveals the hidden stories of six Chinese survivors aboard the Titanic

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Telling the Story of the Titanic's Chinese Survivors

Steven Schwankert talks to TWOC about his documentary 'The Six' and the lost history of Chinese passengers on the Titanic

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