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Asia Society's film program promotes the appreciation of the cinematic art and deepens the understanding of cultures. By presenting films from Asia and by artists of Asian heritage, our program showcases the most innovative and original filmmaking, celebrates both established and emerging voices, and encourages critical dialogue.

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Asia Society's film program promotes the appreciation of the cinematic art and deepens the understanding of cultures. By presenting films from Asia and by artists of Asian heritage, our program showcases the most innovative and original filmmaking, celebrates both established and emerging voices, and encourages critical dialogue.

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    Filmmaker Jia Zhangke Confronts Everyday Violence in 'A Touch of Sin'

    Filmmaker Jia Zhangke Confronts Everyday Violence in 'A Touch of Sin'

    In New York City, director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke joins Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui and journalist Emily Parker to discuss the art of filmmaking and the realities of life in contemporary China that Jia takes as his subject. Actress Zhao Tao, Jia's wife and longtime collaborator, also appears. (1 hr., 46 min.)

    • 1 hr 44 min
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    'Our Homeland' Post-Screening Q & A

    'Our Homeland' Post-Screening Q & A

    Following a screening of Yang Yonghi's 2012 film "Our Homeland," Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui speaks with the director about what compelled her to make this film about a Korean Japanese family, and the logistical and personal challenges of the production process. (31 min., 58 sec.)

    • 31 min
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    In Conversation With Jackie Chan

    In Conversation With Jackie Chan

    Actor, director, and producer Jackie Chan discusses filmmaking behind-the-scenes and answers questions about his stunts in a talk with Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui. (31 min., 56 sec.)

    • 31 min
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    Alison Klayman on 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

    Alison Klayman on 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

    Alison Klayman, director of the documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," discusses the making of the film, and her experience with the iconoclastic artist/activist, with Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui. (38 min., 1 sec.)

    • 38 min
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    Michelle Yeoh: 'The Lady'

    Michelle Yeoh: 'The Lady'

    Actress Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson discuss their film "The Lady," based on the life of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, after a screening at Asia Society New York. Introductory remarks by director Ang Lee. (42 min.)

    • 42 min
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    In Conversation With Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo

    In Conversation With Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo

    In the wake of her new memoir, "The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines," Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo talks about working in Iran, getting her role in "House of Sand and Fog," being typecast and working with Jon Stewart on his directorial debut. (10 min., 21 sec.)

    • 10 min

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