Re-examines the dramatic events of Boxing Day 2004, and investigates the new science of Tsunami forecasting.
A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
The spirit of a dead Chinese railway worker seeking revenge possesses the body of a lethal assassin!
Nakaura of Julian (Julião Nakaura), a priest of the Society of Jesus, was one of four young ambassadors sent to Rome by the Jesuits in 1538, as proof that Japan had converted to Christianity. Fifty years after the mission, which so fascinated European royalty, Julian was forced again to prove his faith, only this time before a Shogun, who wanted to force him to abandon his religion. Julian resists, as does Miguel Chijiwa, a fellow at the embassy to Rome, who become a martyr. Betrayed by Cristóvão Ferreira, who cannot bear the torture, Julian suffers an inglorious death ... or maybe not.
This documentary explores the beliefs, practices and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism. Examining the similarities & differences with the Abrahamic religions. And showing how Asian religions are an integral part of American society.
Seeking Asian Female is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy – an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven’s search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in California for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intimate and quirky personal documentary.
China, Cambodia and Bangladesh have known for two years violent movements of workers' protests. Outsourcing of the subcontractors for a poor country to another are not without consequences. With the awareness of workers and soaring prices, social stability of these countries is no longer guaranteed. The protests and walkouts multiply. Facing the dull anger but rising of these workers, the authorities can not remain inert. This documentary describes the increasing power of a new protest generation of workers, younger, and less docile. To discuss this problem, this film survey examines the question of social relationships in Chinese companies, including Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant, which is the largest employer in China.
A look at how the director perceives people sometimes see him, and he them.
Donnie Yen is back with a vengeance in this electric action thriller. The star of Fist of Fury, Hero and Highlander goes up against Hong Kong's deadliest gangsters in a no holds barred duel to the death. Donnie Yen has proven to be one of martial arts most reliable and dedicated martial arts stars. Through the years he's been the lead in his own films, as well as co-starring with the modern legends such as Jet Li and Jackie Chan.
The 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards ceremony, organized by CJ E&M through its music channel Mnet, will take place from November 25 through December 1, 2017 in Vietnam, Japan and Hong Kong with the theme, "Coexistence" . The ceremony will be the eighth consecutive Mnet Asian Music Awards to be hosted outside of South Korea, the 19th ceremony in the show's history, and the first ceremony to take place in three locations. Nominees were announced on October 19, 2017 through the 2017 MAMA Nomination Special Live Broadcast aired on Mnet streamed nationally and globally.
Jim, the cheapest Chinese American dude in LA, has recently been left by his fiancé, Katherine two weeks before their wedding on Valentine's Day. In order to ease his pain, he asks his long-time best friend and ex-con, Alex, to kill him. Alex reluctantly agrees to give Jim his wish, but he doesn't think its a good idea to do the job down in LA. So Jim and Alex begin their journey with a trip up to Jim's Aunt's cabin in the mountains, under the strict condition that all business is to be taken care of before Valentine's Day.
Ghost of Asia is a celebration of living and of pleasures. The filmmakers imagine a ghost who still lives and wanders around the seashores. At a Thai island, they invited kids – two boys and a girl, to make a movie. The kids are provided with an actor whose function is like a puppet, like a ghost, to perform tasks dictated by them. The film is structured according to the kids’ real-time direction pattern. The actor became their simulated life, their projection of possible things one can do. Made for the Tsunami Digital Short Films project.
Featuring Jaeson Ma, MC Jin, Van Ness Wu, MC Hammer. '1040' focuses on the rapid socioeconomic expansion in Asia and the significant shift of religious landscape in an area known as the '10/40 Window'- a region between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator, which is now widely thought to be the frontier of world Christianity.
Yves Montmayeur takes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as the starting point for his study of the new female warrior in Asian pop culture. From Beijing to Tokyo and Taiwan, he went to meet with the most iconic muses of this new trend, including Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Shu Qi, and Asami.
Similar to "The Dirty Dozen" or one of that nature. Japan is trying to take over the world and the generals of the allied forces trying to stop the Japanese have been taken prisoner. A force of loners and fighters is put together to try and rescue the generals and save the war effort with the promise of gold and/or pardons of past crimes.
One day, a high school boy was being bullied by the mob, and a girl on her way home saw this and came to save him. The boy can't forget the girl who left without telling her name. A few days later, the boy sees the girl again, but is shocked that she wore a Chimachogori (Korean ethnic dress). A moment later, the girl is surrounded by college men, they start to make fun of her and cut her chimachogori. The scissors in the college man's hands gets pushed into the girl's chest and the girl dies. It was autumn of 2002, whilst the top news was about Japanese kidnap cases by North Koreans.
A short film about a day at an Asian restaurant.
Journey with the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic and their conductor Sir Simon Rattle on a breakneck concert tour of six metropolises across Asia: Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo. Their artistic triumph onstage belies a dynamic and dramatic life backstage. The orchestra is a closed society that observes its own laws and traditions, and in the words of one of its musicians is, “an island, a democratic microcosm – almost without precedent in the music world - whose social structure and cohesion is not only founded on a common love for music but also informed by competition, compulsion and the pressure to perform to a high pitch of excellence... .” Never before has the Berlin Philharmonic allowed such intimate and exclusive access into its private world.
A contemplative, seemingly timeless record of the years Hutton spent in Southeast Asia while working as a merchant seaman. Jon Jost writes, "The film is rich with truly wonderful visions: a thick, white porcelain cup perched on a ship's rail, the tea within swaying gently in sync with the ship while the sea rushes by beyond the faces of crewmen posing awkwardly but also movingly for the camera; a cockfight on ship; scenes from a bucolic pre–Pol Pot Phnom Penh. Images has the haunting elegiac resonance of Eugène Atget's Paris, the echo of a time and place that was." - MoMA
Asia Business Report is a business news programme produced by the BBC and is shown on BBC World News during the Asian morning hours. This programme used to be available exclusively in Asia-Pacific, South Asia and Middle East but, as of a 1 February 2010 revamp, is now aired worldwide. It is also currently aired on the UK's domestic BBC News channel 3 times daily in the early hours of the morning as part of the Newsday programme. It is broadcast from the BBC's Singapore bureau which is in the central business district of Singapore. The main presenters are Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl. Mishal Husain once presented this programme but has since returned to Britain to present the main BBC News bulletin for BBC World News.
Inside Asia was a weekly, 30-minute feature program on CNN International in the late 1990s the focused on current events, trends, culture and entertainment in Asia. During its first few years, the program was hosted by CNN Hong Kong anchor Patricia Chew, and included reports from CNN correspondents throughout Asia. Its success resulted in the creation of additional "Inside" programs at CNN International - Inside Africa and Inside the Middle East.
Karpolla on asiaa was a popular Finnish television show with a journalistic touch. It was hosted by reporter Hannu Karpo and produced by his Pallosalama OY production company. The show ran from 1981 to 2007 on MTV3. The show also featured occasional appearances by Karpo's son, Sampo. The show's essential idea was that Karpo would report on the various things he saw wrong about Finnish society and have "the people's story heard" by reporting how certain people in Finnish society were suffering from public oversight and abuse, and were unable to do anything to resolve their predicament. Karpo would famously and openly award his interviewees with piece of smoked reindeer or an encased 100 mk bill for speaking out. A popular contest on the show was the recurring "Santa Claus of the Year"-contest during which a famous Finnish person posing as Santa Claus was interviewed by either Karpo or a small child, dropping hints as to the Santa's true identity with the Santa revealing his identity soon before or after Christmas Eve. The contest was not held in 2004 due to the show being on hiatus and instead a different contest was held in November.
Australia Unites: Reach Out To Asia was a telethon held in Australia on 8 January 2005. The telethon raised money for World Vision, as a part of the humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. It was telecast on the three commercial television networks. It was the first time all three television networks produced a telethon as a unit. It was also simulcast on the Triple M network, Mix 94.5 Perth, ARN, and Nova stations. It was held in two locations: ⁕The telethon was held at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, where the main call centre was also located. This portion was presented by Seven's Andrew O'Keefe, Nine's Eddie McGuire, Ten's Rove McManus, with Nine's Catriona Rowntree and Ten's Peter Helliar reporting from the call centre and celebrity green room. ⁕A concert with some of Australia's leading performers held on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House. This portion was presented by Seven's Melissa Doyle and David Koch and Nine's Larry Emdur, with Nine's Richard Wilkins and Ten's Gretel Killeen reporting from backstage and the audience. Performers included Killing Heidi, Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, The Dissociatives, Kasey Chambers, Alex Lloyd, a reformed Noiseworks with lead singer Jon Stevens, and a supergroup featuring members of You Am I, The Living End, Jet and Spiderbait.
Asia Downunder was a long-running magazine programme, formerly known as Asia Dynamic, reporting on activities of Asians in New Zealand and New Zealand Asians abroad which ran from 1994-2011. Its target audience was the Asian population in New Zealand, and the programme is funded by New Zealand On Air. Content of the show ranged from diverse subjects such as art, science, to sports and pan Asian culture.
Asia Bagus is a star-search program created by Fuji Television in 1992 to promote young up-and-coming performing artists in Asia. Broadcasts once a week as a 30-minute TV program throughout Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand the prevailing champion over three shows goes on to compete in a monthly run-off. Grand championships are held once a year. It was hosted by Tomoko Kadowaki and Najip Ali.
South Asian Veggie Table is a Cooking show first produced for the Omni Television, an Ontario television network in Canada. A half-hour TV show of Indian and South Asian vegetarian cooking. Hosted by Karen Johnson and Ronica Sajnani. The show has been syndicated internationally for the past 13 years. Karen Johnson and Ronica Sajnani have started a new cooking show called "South Asian Tasting Table". The television show "South Asian Tasting Table" is not a vegetarian cooking show.