Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

GRIT
GRIT
When Dian was six years old she narrowly escaped a tsunami of boiling mud that submerged 16 villages and displaced 60,000 people. Ten years later, the mud continues to flow. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade (Freeheld) and Sasha Friedlander, Grit follows Dian's efforts to hold accountable the corporation behind one of the largest environmental disasters in history.
RAILWAY SLEEPERS
RAILWAY SLEEPERS
The first railway line in Thailand was inaugurated in 1893 – a sign of progress and prosperity. Shot over eight years on every active line of the railway system, this extraordinary documentary, produced by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, offers an unprecedented immersion into the country’s past and present.
IN EXILE
IN EXILE
Forced to flee his country after filming politically sensitive events such as the Saffron Revolution, a Myanmar filmmaker finds himself a refugee amongst refugees in Thailand, where he discovers the plight of fellow migrants working under slavery-like conditions.
DEAD SLOW AHEAD
DEAD SLOW AHEAD
An enormous shipping freighter drifts endlessly across the Atlantic Ocean; its' crew toiling tirelessly below. At times resembling a dystopian science-fiction film, this is trenchant commentary on global trade, labor and capitalism.
FROM WHAT IS BEFORE
FROM WHAT IS BEFORE
Lav Diaz' follow up to his acclaimed Norte, the End of History, is an extraordinary epic examining the conditions that led to the rise of the Marcos regime in 1970s Philippines.
THE DAY BEFORE THE END
THE DAY BEFORE THE END
A haunting, apocalyptic vision rendered in vivid black & white tableaux, a striking short film from the long-form master, Lav Diaz.
STORM CHILDREN
STORM CHILDREN
With striking b&w photography, this acclaimed documentary from Philippine master Lav Diaz takes stock of the devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda.