In the waters around Kinmen Island, there is a curious creature which has existed for over 200 million years. People in Kinmen have made a living from the sea for over 300 years. They have survived the crossstrait conflicts between Taiwan and Mainland China. But in the era of peace, both now face a critical crisis - the misuse of the coast by commercial development.
They're ordinary men who are trying to join the dangerous and exciting sport, wrestling, to prove that they are still alive and unique in their own way, i.e. in pain. When the enemy attacks, they are not afraid at all. These men risk their lives to provide the audiences with excellent shows. Once they have gone down this path, they not only cannot turn back but have to face it on their own.
This documentary, Civil Disobedience, records the events of civil unrest following the "Red Martial Law" in 2008. It tells the story of the abuses the civilians suffered in the hands of the authorities, of how the state power has rapidly advanced to undermine the civil rights, and it investigates the problems of being educated to be "obedient."
Yumen combines ghost stories and the "ruin tourism" to form a celluloid psycho-collage of wandering souls, seeking connection to one another and a lost collective history among the frozen remnants of the abandoned oil town of Yumen in China's northwest Gansu Province.
Sparks of Fire is the only extant unofficial intellectual periodical from the time of the Great Famine. In the end, 43 people, including the Rightist teachers and students who were connected with the publication, the peasants and the rural cadres who sympathised with them, were arrested and given long prison terms. Among them, three key figures were executed during the Cultural Revolution.
When Paldang Dam was built, many farmers lost their farms. Instead, they started organic farming in their land around Han River. In 2008, Korean government announced four River Plans including Paldang. The plan in Paldang organic town is to build bike lanes and a public park instead of farms. It causes serious conflicts among the farmers as they decide if they should fight against the government.
A Dream of Iron looks back on South Korea's history of modernisation in the 1960s, when the nation underwent drastic economic changes under President PARK Jung Hee's rule after the Korean War. Artist PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun paints a portrait of what now remains of this time. Navigating the past and present of Korean heavy industries, the film embarks on a journey in search of a god for the present.
National Diploma follows a group of young Congolese high school students who are about to sit the exam for their National Diploma, the equivalent of the French baccalaureate, in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.
On the banks of the Ucayali river, in the Peruvian rainforest, three generations of the same family struggle to survive through their handmade production of coal. After an accident that burned her feet, the grandmother leaves the family, with the hope of dying somewhere else, far away from the coal. Left alone with her juvenile son, Nancy keeps on struggling. Will she be able to hold her family together?