Despite not advancing to the final list of nominees announced on January 15, filmmaker Mu Zijian has made his mark by being the first Chinese national ever shortlisted in the Academy Awards' "Best Documentary Short" category.
Sumantra Ghosal discusses how he made his film about dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai, who brings a contemporary sensibility to traditional Bharatanatyam. Screening and in-person appearances at Asia Society New York on Sept. 21.
Robin Hood takes the form of a 28-year-old electrician in Kanpur, India, stealing electricity from the rich to give to the poor. Director Fahad Mustafa sheds light on the story and the risks taken in pursuit of energy equality.
A candid new documentary presents the diverse lives of a set of Pakistani women and demonstrates how women are at the forefront of shaping Pakistani society. Premieres tonight at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City.
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