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Interview: For Filmmakers, Mu Xin's Art 'Transcends Original Context' of China's Cultural Revolution

The artist Mu Xin. (Courtesy of Ropa Vieja Films)
Arts

Read a discussion with the filmmakers behind Dreaming Against the World, which tells the story of Mu Xin, an artist who risked his life writing and painting while imprisoned during China’s Cultural Revolution.

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)
Arts

In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)
Arts

Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Interview: Son of Myanmar Midi Z Returns Home to Tell Its Tales On Screen

Burmese filmmaker Midi Z, above, receives his first American retrospective at Asia Society New York from March 6 through 13, 2015.
Arts

Ahead of his first U.S. retrospective, at Asia Society New York March 6 through 13, Myanmar's rising auteur tells Asia Society, "In my stories, even though the characters deal drugs and traffic in humans, they are just ordinary people."

Video: A Young Filmmaker's Journey from Small-Town Sichuan to the Oscars

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ArtsCurrent Affairs

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.

US-China Film Summit: The Training Wheels Are Coming Off, But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

L to R: Thomas McLain, Chair, Asia Society Southern California; Jeff Robinov, Founder and CEO Studio 8; Jingyan Huang, Managing Director, Pictures, Entertainment and Derivatives Division, Fosum; Sheri Jeffrey, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Peter Shaio, Chairman, EMAISA and CEO Orb Media Group, at the 2014 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2014. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Amid a surge of renewed optimism about Chinese-U.S. co-productions, Jonathan Landreth reports, some industry veterans on both sides of the Pacific caution that there are still a few kinks to be worked out.

Interview: Lahore's Last 'Lollywood' Poster Artist Looks Back on a 50-Year-Career

Lollywood poster artist Sarfraz Iqbal in his Lahore studio in September 2014. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)
Arts

Pakistan's national film industry may have gone into decline, but painter Sarfraz Iqbal is still a consummate, busy professional.

Video: Trash Talking, Literally, with China's Determined Documentarian Wang Jiuliang

Empty plastic bottles in China. (Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ahead of his August 20 Asia Society New York appearance, filmmaker Wang Jiuliang talks about his experience documenting landfills in Beijing and his upcoming documentary Plastic China.

How China Made Sure There'd Be No 'Touch of Sin' at the Oscars

Jiang Wu in 'A Touch of Sin.'

Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' has thus far been denied an official release permit in China — tantamount to an Oscars ban, writes Jonathan Landreth.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2013?

Videos of musicians Kong Nay (L) and Mohsen Namjoo (R) in concert were among Asia Society's most popular videos of 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Multimedia

What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2013? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.