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The Asian Studies Center has an extensive collection of fiction and non‑fiction films available to borrow. Visit the center or contact us for more information.

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Tibetan Book of the Dead: Part 2: The Great Liberation Country/Region of Focus: Tibet
Length: 045min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: Part 2: The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife using readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The soul's 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel.

Luna Papa Country/Region of Focus: Tajikistan
Length: 105min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Russian and Tajik with English subtitles

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Description: In a small village not far from Samarkand, seventeen-year-old Mamlakat dreams of becoming an actress. One moonlit night, she is seduced by a mysterious stranger who claims to be a friend of Tom Cruise. He then disappears, leaving Mamlakat pregnant. For her father Safar and brother Nasreddin restoring of the family honor is a question of pride, and they set out together to find the culprit.

Daughter from Danang Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 083min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: English

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Description: In 1975, as the Vietnam War was ending, thousands of orphans and Amerasian children were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. "Daughter from Danang" tells the dramatic story of one of these children, Heidi Bub (a.k.a. Mai Thi Hiep), and her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, separated at the war's end and reunited 22 years later.

Nostalgia for the countryside Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 116min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: Powerful and poetic, this film explores the tensions and traumas of everyday life in a rural Vietnamese village. Highly controversial at the time of its release, Nostalgia for the Countryside has been acclaimed as a masterpiece, due largely to the sensitive and compassionate storytelling of director Dang Nhat Minh.

Song of the South I Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 060min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

Song of the South II Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 060min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

Song of the South III Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 060min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

Song of the South IV Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 060min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

Song of the South V Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 060min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

Song of the South VI Country/Region of Focus: Vietnam
Length: 060min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles

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Description: During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.During the 1930s, the French clung to power in Vietnam--in collaboration with wealthy local officials and landlords. Resistance grew, however, and even middle-class townspeople began to fight underground to free the country from foreign rule. This is the setting for the classic Vietnamese novel, Song of the South, by Doan Gioi, now an 11-part mini-series on DVD. After being expelled from his French school and witnessing the murder of his mother, 12-year-old An sets out in search of his father, who left the family earlier to join the resistance in the Mekong Delta region. With its colorful characters, and rich mix of humor and drama, Song of the South has often been compared to the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.