Richard Quitevis -- better known to fans around the world as DJ QBert -- takes off on his first documented tour through Australia and Asia, bringing his unique brand of "scribbling" to the masses. Channeling a range of varied influences, from Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk to Jimi Hendrix, he performs with only a turntable/mixer hybrid called the QFO. The result is a sonic experience you won't soon forget.
Active again since 2006, The Original Asia of Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Steve Howe and Carl Palmer have been keeping as busy as possible for their fans by releasing both live and studio material along with full concert DVD's that pay proper attention to the tour they come from.
A documentary that explores the increasing visibility of Asian Americans in pop culture since the advent of new media forms such as YouTube.
Vladimir Erofeev was a key figure in the development of the Soviet travelogue during the late 1920s. See for example Far Away in Asia [Daleko v Azii, 1931] and The Roof of the World: An Expedition to Pamir [Krysha mira: ekspeditsiia na Pamir, 1927].
A series by Oshima
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.
Rock the night away for all the right reasons in this charitable concert event staged for Asia's tsunami relief. Some of the biggest names in music turned out for this remarkable benefit show filmed live in Germany one month after the 2004 disaster. Enjoy unforgettable performances by Bonfire, Bonnie Tyler, In Extremo, Krypteria, David Knopfler, Edguy, Doro, Saxon, Man Doki Soulmates, Crystal Ball and many more.
A short documentary that depicts the explosion of second generation South Asian talent in mainstream British culture in the late 1990s; features musicians Talvin Singh, Asian Dub Foundation and Cornershop as well as fashion designers and writers.
Herbalist Letha Hadady shares the secrets of her trade in this fascinating lesson in nontraditional medicine, revealing which Chinese herbs help mitigate conventional Western diseases such as high blood pressure, depression and diabetes. You'll also discover certain food products that contribute to overall health. Follow Letha to her kitchen, where she concocts her potent potions, and find out how you can replicate her approach in your home.
The 600th Photo Squadron jumps into combat zones, risking their lives to film the war.
My Asian Heart follows award winning photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop on assignment to China, setting up his next exhibition. Capturing Nepal during the pro democracy uprisings. And reflecting on the plight of the Hmong “survivors” who continue to haunt him. In Philip’s world there’s constant tension between his artistic commitments and the drive to report on world conflicts. From the director of the Academy award nominated film Frontline about the legendary Vietnam war news cameraman Neil Davis, David Bradbury’s film, My Asian Heart.
Readers Digest Journey of a Lifetime series (2001) - Narrated by Oliver Tobias
This documentary show the forbidden world of Burmese boxing and features a look at its history, rare footage of boxing demonstrations by Burmese masters, instruction in its basic fighting techniques and counters, and the rules of modern Burmese boxing. It also includes highlights of actual Burmese boxing matches that feature the kind of hard-hitting, nonstop action that makes modern no-holds-barred competitions seem tame by comparison.
In 1927/8, the cameraman Paul Lieberenz accompanied the Swedish researcher Sven Hedin on an expedition through Inner Asia from Beijing to Urumqi. Lufthansa was planning to launch a direct flight from Berlin to Beijing; meteorological observations had to be made, weather stations had to be built and the land had to be investigated for places that would make appropriate airfields. But the film is less focused on the research carried out by the 27 academics in total than on the caravans, made up of no fewer than 300 camels and numerous helpers, as they make their way with "Faustian drive" (Siegfried Kracauer), through rocky and sandy deserts.
Part of the Insight Asia series, 'Asian Corridor in Heaven' is a six-episode documentary series about the world's oldest trade route, the "Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road". Pre-dating the Silk Road by 200 years, the Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road crossed from the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of Southwest China over mountainous terrain into Tibet, Nepal, and India.
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, HBO presents a collection of perspectives from a diverse group of Asian Americans.
Ken Katakura (Naoto Takenaka) has worked as a salaryman for the past 25 years. He's on his way to Malaysia to stop his daughter's wedding. Unfortunately for Ken, the plane makes an emergency landing in a remote part of Malaysia, far from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur where he needs to go. With only 2 days left until his daughter marries, Ken looks for a way to get to Kuala Lumpur. Ken then comes across an odd Chinese truck driver named "Mary" and, with his help, sets out for Kuala Lumpur.
Gary Locke, the son of Chinese immigrants who became governor of Washington State, is living the American Dream. Martin Bautista and Jeffrey Lim, two Filipino immigrant doctors living in the American heartland, find that being Asian American in a rural town is more challenging &NFi;and&NFi_; rewarding than either could have expected. These are just two profiles that address what it's like to be Asian American in today's ever-changing United States.
The video of Bodyslam's groundbreaking concert in the Rajamangala Nation Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Performances include music from their albums "Save My Life" and "คราม"