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Directed by Sigrun Norderval & Gard A. Andreassen. 2007. 52 minutes.
Reviewed by Keera Allendorf
Dishonored opens with shots of the streets of New York and the glitz of a gala event hosted by Glamour magazine to celebrate Mukhtar Mai as the magazine's Woman of the Year. After Brooke Shields introduces Mukhtar Mai to the assembled crowd, the film quickly cuts to Pakistan where the viewer learns how this exceptional woman came to be the center of international attention. In 2002, in a small community in Pakistan, a teenaged boy addressed an unmarried woman of a higher status clan than that of his own. In a tribal council, local men ruled that a woman of the boy's family should apologize to the clan of the woman he had addressed and dishonored by doing so. As the boy's older sister, Mukhtar Mai was chosen by her family to go to the tribal council and apologize to the other clan.
China: The Empire of Art?
Directed by Sheng Zhimin and Emma Tassy. 2010. 52 minutes.
In Mandarin and French with English subtitles.
From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Cantonese Contemporary Art in the 1980s
Directed by Asia Art Archive. 2010. 45 minutes.
In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.
Reviewed by France Pepper
The meteoric rise of Chinese contemporary art over the past decade has grabbed the attention of the global art world. It seems as though, out of nowhere, Chinese artists were fetching record prices at auction for their works, curators were running to Beijing and Shanghai to quickly assess the situation and schedule exhibitions, and dealers and collectors were flocking into artist studios and buying directly from the artists. In reality, artists from Mainland China had been quietly experimenting with contemporary art in the late 1970s and, as soon as Deng Xiaoping launched economic reforms of the early 1980's, they were searching for fresh ways to express themselves. China's long artistic history with its rich heritage of painting and calligraphy had only known a relatively short period of modern art before it was cut off from most of the world during a civil war, followed by World War II, and then the Communist takeover under Mao Zedong's chairmanship until his death in 1976. READ MORE...
|AAS-ICAS Film Expo 2011: Seeing Asia Eye To Eye|
|The Asian Educational Media Service will be screening the following films at the 2011 joint AAS-ICAS meeting in Honolulu March 31-April 2, 2011. Twenty-nine films were selected from ninety-five submissions. |
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Selected Films by Region:
Documentary Film Screenings
is a series of free public film screenings and lecture / discussion programs -- organized by AEMS in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum -- presenting recent documentary films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia.AsiaLENS Spring 2011 Calendar:
Dishonored (Sigrun Norderval & Gard A. Andreassen, 2007, 52 min.)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 7:00pm
The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan (Najeeb Mirza, 2008, 74 min.)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 7:00pm
In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee (Deann Borshay Liem, 2010, 62 min.)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
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