Asia in Focus

A Memory in Khaki

In 2009, the streets of Damascus teemed with people and markets brimmed with life. This is a lyrical documentary about the Syrian Civil War that weaves five personal stories about life under the Assad regime, highlighting years of silence, fear and terror.

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Burma Storybook

This documentary circles around the story of the country’s most famous dissident poet alive today, Maung Aung Pwint, as he recounts a life spent in exile and in jail and waits for his long-lost son to return home.

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Tehran Taboo

The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician intersect in this portrait of Tehran as a schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law.

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Pop Aye

A road movie, set in Thailand. It tells the story of Thana, a disenchanted architect, who bumps into his long lost childhood elephant on the streets of Bangkok.

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The Opposition

This investigative documentary follows activist Joe Moses as he battles the courts and risks to his own life to save 3,000 people from being forcibly and even violently evicted from their homes.

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King of Peking

Set in 1990s Beijing, this film follows the story of a former projectionist feeling the impacts of the home entertainment industry. Together with his young son, he starts creating and selling pirated bootlegged DVDs.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha

Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.

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