This is a process of conducting media production workshops in juvenile reform and welfare institutes. The teenagers in the workshop play with still and video cameras and sound recorders to express themselves. They write "video letters" to strangers and to their future selves. This film helps us to gain a fresh understanding of these incarcerated youths' fascinating life stories told from their unique perspectives.
Being the most celebrated and honored film director in Mongolia, Jigjid could not realize his true talent under the political sensor. Meanwhile, his son Binder’s future is marked by freedom and inspiration. To survive in the market-driven society he is producing extremely low-budget commercial movies, while dreaming about magnificent creations.
A story about three women who found a home in rural communities despite their urban backgrounds. Farming has made their hands rough, and meant more days for their children to wait for their mother. What they have dreamed of was the life of a farmer, but in reality it was not an easy life to lead. They live not only of a “peasant” but also of a “woman”.
Haidar, a taxi driver by profession, has a dream of going to India to see the Taj Mahal. The only problem is that he lives in Pakistan! Why is Haidar's dream so impossible to achieve? This film is to see how Haidar's dream can be given a voice, and what it means for all of us, I, an Indian filmmaker, crossed the border in October 2007.
This film introduces us a band called “BabyArabia” who has been performing at various Muslim communities around Thailand for 30 years. Following their tour and through their music as well as their mixed styles of performing, the director tries to unveil today’s Islamic world in the Buddhist Thailand. This is a story of the conflict with the religious conservatives.
This film follows the life of Amin, a young talented violinist who wants to cherish the traditional Qashqai music in southern Iran. This film will prove the notion, "music has no boundary.” The future of this ancient tradition lies in the hand of the young generation like Amin and the filmmaker.
Japan 2009. What can indeed share a rock punk singer, a political science student, a manga draftswoman, Tokyo vicegovernor, a young borderline woman with bloody blog? The words of Dazai, the great Japanese writer who committed suicide 60 years ago. Words to love, words to think and to wonder, to resist and sometimes sink. Words to live.
This film's content consists of various appearances and performances of various people and events that aired on television and internet during the year 2008. Although the year 2008 has already passed, these events still perform, and so it seems that every new day is yesterday, and it is from this point that one can say it seems the year 2008 will never end.
A life of one Kyrgyz family living in high lands shown in the film. A place where only people, wolfs and yaks can survive. Torn from the delights of civilization and illnesses of the vanity, they live in harmony with nature. It nourishes their selfsufficiency.
Everyday some 20,000 people in Chittagong risk their lives for 2 dollars. They dismantle retired old ships from all over the world. An average of 20 workers dies in Chittagong every year. A 21-year old Belal who left home 10 years ago, a skilled worker Rufik who has devoted all his 32 years in Chittagong and a 12-year old young child laborer Ekramul tell a heart-breaking story of their lives with breathtaking views of the ship breaking yards.