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Chinatown Dear Friend

Dear Friend Chinatown

Tian Leng’s short documentary “Dear Friend Chinatown” is an intimate visual essay in the form of a video postcard written to a friend. The film explores the casual encounters between the Chinese filmmaker and everyday life in New York’s Chinatown. Shopkeepers, old neighbors, and monks mingle with worldwide visitors in a vivid microcosm of culture, […]

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The Fourth Kingdom

“The Fourth Kingdom” is a documentary about daily life in a bottle and can redemption center on the outskirts of New York. It’s a “Kingdom” in which both undocumented immigrants and US citizens share the mutual disappointment of a reality that is very different from the one promised in the ‘land of opportunity.’ Yet, though […]

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