Tag Archive | Asia

Doc of the Day: Otaku

Watch groups of men who fulfill every stereotype you’ve ever heard about Japan. Dir. Jackie Bastide & Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1994, 77 min, Viewed via MUBI

Doc of the Day and More: Death by China, etc.

My Doc of the Day is again at a different site: go and read about Death by China at Picktainment. But that’s not all! I also reviewed Beloved, Robot & Frank, and Compliance, and I interviewed the spectacular Marjane Satrapi, director of Chicken with Plums (my review of which is forthcoming), and I wrote about what the cast […]

Doc of the Day: Office Tigers

Find out how those Indian people, whom you resent for taking our jobs, live and work. Dir. Liz Mermin, 2006, 9o min

Doc of the Day: The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

 Watch out Edison! Learn about Yoshiro Nakamatsu, the mad “genius” behind thousands of bizarre patents. Dir. Kaspar Schroeder, 2009, 57 min

Doc of the Day: The Listening Project

A film crew traveled the world asking non-Americans what they think of us. These are their answers. Dir. Dominic Howes & Joel Weber, 2008, 78 min

Doc of the Day: Sans Soleil

Chris Marker travels Japan and Guinea-Bissau in search of times, places, and how we experience them. Dir. Chris Marker, 1983, 103 min

Doc of the Day: Up the Yangtze

 As progress eclipses the old ways in China, those living on the fringe are the ones caught in the shadow. Dir. Yung Chang, 2007, 93 min