• Confucian Dream...
  • The Disappearan...
  • Midnight Family...
  • Kabul, City in ...
  • Of Animals And ...
  • Where We Belong...
  • Dynasties
  • Our Time Machin...
  • New China in Co...
  • Power of Wetlan...
  • Flying to the M...
  • 24H
  • Where Is My Fli...
  • Savage Kingdom
  • The Third Coal ...
  • Seeds of Deceit...
  • Still Flying......
  • Los Reyes
  • The First Day
  • Legend of Fruit...
  • The Promise
  • Serengeti
  • Ghost Fleet
  • Transit
  • Reflecting Ice
  • Ballet & Bullet...
  • The Remnants
  • Q's Barbershop
  • Hope Frozen
  • Roll Red Roll
  • Talking About T...
  • The Yangtze Riv...
  • Childhood Elsew...
  • The Eve of Tomo...
  • Once Upon a Bit...
  • Giving Cycle II...
  • The First Bite
  • 200 Years of Su...
  • Salt for Life
  • From Chung Kuo ...
  • Immaculate Conc...
  • Daughter of Sha...
  • Like the Dyer's...
  • Beauty of China...
  • Honeyland
  • Sheep Hero
  • Name:Confucian Dream

    Director:Li Mijie

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Atsix in the morning, the young mother Chao Yan and 4-year-old Chen Chen were readingthe Analects. She felt that learning the wisdom of Confucius with her sonbrought their hearts closer. Chao Yan looks forward to driving her family tolearn Confucian culture to make the family more beautiful, but she did notexpect her efforts to push the family to the edge of marriage breakdown ...What kind of life growth will Chao Yan's confusion bring to her? What kind ofrevelation will the ancient wisdom of "harmony and differenc...

  • Name:The Disappearance of My Mother

    Director:Beniamino Barrese

    Country:Italy

    Synopsis:Benedettawants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse toWarhol, Dali & Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, shefought for the rights and emancipation of women. A fight against themanipulating world of images and against her son’s camera who filmed her sincehe was a child, despite her resistance.

  • Name:Midnight Family

    Director:Luke Lorentzen

    Country:Mexico

    Synopsis:Ina city where the government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for apopulation of over nine million, the Ochoa family acts as a crucial - butunregistered - underground lifeline. But the job is riddled with police bribesand cutthroat competition. And even though the Ochoa family has a reputationfor being trustworthy, they must reckon with the sudden escalation in bribesthat could force them to wade into the ethically questionable practice ofmaking money off of patients in dire straits.

  • Name:Kabul, City in the Wind

    Director:Aboozar Amini

    Country:Netherlands

    Synopsis:Acity is an orchestration of its inhabitants. The film portraits Kabul throughthe meaningful daily details of two kids and a bus driver.

  • Name:Of Animals And Men

    Director:Łukasz Czajka

    Country:Poland

    Synopsis:EveryZoo aims to protect animal species from extinction. During the Second WorldWar,the Warsaw Zoo carried out its function in a rebellious manner. Once thewar began, theNazis killed some animals and transferred the others to the ThirdReich. The abandonedenclosures were taken over by the species most endangeredby warfare: the man. TheJews escaping the inevitable death and the Home Armysoldiers found shelter in the emptystables, kennels, and aviaries as well as inthe house of Jan Żabiński, the then Director.The Zoo ...

  • Name:Where We Belong

    Director:Jacqueline Zünd

    Country:Switzerland

    Synopsis:Parentssplit up, a family falls apart. Two separate worlds emerge from what once wasconsidered a unity. In constant transition, children now travel back and forthbetween two separate homes. This film approaches their reality and focuses onhow fragile, but also how brave, smart and funny children can be in suchcircumstances. Six of them invite us into their worlds apart.

  • Name:Dynasties

    Director:Michael Gunton(Executive Producer)

    Country:UK

    Synopsis:Enter a world of dynastic power struggles andfamily treachery that’s more dramatic than any work of fiction. Filmed overfour years in glorious locations around the globe, this intimate landmarkseries pulls viewers into the lives of some of the world’s most iconic animals.As their stories unfold, you witness their incredible determination to protecttheir family line in the face of challenges to their leadership or from theoften harsh environment around them. This stunningly shot series explores thecomplex relationsh...

  • Name:Our Time Machine

    Director:Yang Sun / S.Leo Chiang

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Wheninfluential Chinese artist Ma Liang (a.k.a. Maleonn) realizes that his fatherMa Ke, an accomplished Peking Opera director, is suffering from Alzheimer'sdisease, he invites his father to collaborate on his most ambitious project todate - a haunting, magical, autobiographical stage performance featuringlife-size mechanical puppets called Papa'sTime Machine. Through the creation of this play, the two men confront theirmortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.

  • Name:New China in Color

    Director:Xie Shenzhao

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Followingthe eve of the founding ceremony of the PRC, in September 1949, the SovietUnion have sent a photography team to China to help with the filming of acolorised documentary. This film selected five most distinctive cities from thebatch of coloured materials in which they filmed, while going back to theplaces and interviewing those people who experienced it first hand. Through aunique perspective, the tender stories and the rich details to praise newChina, to celebrate a new era, and to present the majestic and...

  • Name:Power of Wetlands

    Director:Peng Yingbin

    Country:China

    Synopsis:The film Power of Wetlands took three yearsto record the status of wetland ecology in the respiratory throat of the PearlRiver and the Pacific Ocean, providing precious images of biological chainsbetween more than 20 species, such as the world's rare migratory bird,Black-faced Spoonbill. The Power ofWetlands is the first natural documentary film in Guangzhou and themilestone of natural documentary film in South China.This film is a cooperatedproduct of Guangzhou Broadcast Network and Guangzhou's Nansha district.

  • Name:Flying to the Moon

    Director:Wang Lihuan

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Flyingto the Moon is an epic science documentary created by ChinaMedia Group with 4K Ultra-HD technology focusing on the groundbreakingachievements of scientific innovation of Chang 'e-4 lunar probe landing on thefar side of the moon. These 30-minute x 5 episodes comprehensively review thehistory of human exploration of the moon; Vivid display of the space dream andheroic verve of Chinese nation, like the poem said " clasping the moon inthe Ninth Heaven"; Record of the historic moment of the first soft landingon th...

  • Name:24H

    Director:Zhang Xu

    Country:China

    Synopsis:24 H focuses on five citiesin Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Xiamen. With 24 hours a day as the observation axis, the most representativetypical scenes are used as recording city space, through different time nodeslooking for the temperament and personality of each city, finds the beauty ofthe city that is neglected behind every day trivia..

  • Name:Where Is My Flight Home

    Director:Wang Lei

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Adrama director showing himself with music; A young couple preparing for theirwedding; Young migrant workers in pursuit of love;A little girl of the sixthgrade; The life for four groups of people living in Jinzhan Town in thenortheast of Beijing; They embrace every new day with their positive attitudetowards life and play a beautiful quartet about life.

  • Name:Savage Kingdom

    Director:Brad Bestelink

    Country:USA

    Synopsis:2,000 miles of remote African savanna, thisancient land's governed by competing clans of ruthlessly proficient predators.Their survival depends on herds of powerful prey. Each day's a life and deathstruggle. This season who will survive?

  • Name:The Third Coal Mine

    Director:Guo Dongsheng

    Country:China

    Synopsis:YangquanCity, located in the Shanxi Province, is the largest anthracite base in China. TheThird Coal Mine of Yangquan Coal Industry Co.Ltd used to be the largest coalmine in Asia. 100,000 miners produced 248 million tons of coal in 68 years. Thefilm is Chinese coal industry’s microcosm, and it’s the story of the modernminers who are not afraid of hard work and their ordinary lives. The coalresources in the third coal mine will be depleted in 2017, It will close in2019. More than 6000 miners will face the transfer t...

  • Name:Seeds of Deceit

    Director:Miriam Guttmann

    Country:Netherlands

    Synopsis:Seedof Deceit tellsthe story of fertility doctor Jan Karbaat, who secretly used his own seedinstead of donors’. An intimate film about two mothers and their children, whomust face this new reality and try again to live with each other.

  • Name:Still Flying...

    Director:Miroslaw Dembinski

    Country:Poland

    Synopsis:Thefilm presents the Grandpa, 91 years old paraglider, who has no intention of givingup and who is fulfilling one dream after another.

  • Name:Los Reyes

    Director:Bettina Perut / Iván Osnovikoff

    Country:Chile

    Synopsis:Cholaand Football are a couple of street dogs that live in the Los Reyes skatepark.A microcosm is organized around them, composed of things, animals and youngadolescents in conflict with an adult world that they reject but are expectedto enter.

  • Name:The First Day

    Director:Fan Zhiyuan

    Country:China

    Synopsis:TheFirst Day is a documentary produced to commemorate the70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The filmconsists of five 50-minute episodes. The film focuses on the founding ceremonyof PRC on Oct 1, 1949, and the Tian’anmen Square in terms of time and spacerespectively. By collecting private diaries, letters, memos, historicaldocuments, cultural relics, oral history and other first-hand information, thefilm combines and integrates the individual memories scattered around October1st, 194...

  • Name:Legend of Fruit 2

    Director:Su Lei

    Country:China

    Synopsis:In the first season of Legend of Fruit 2, theoriginal team created the same delicious and juicy picture, the same delicateand vivid text, the same pregnant narrative, once again opened the gorgeous Sexy Fruit Encyclopedia, opened a freshand interesting visual and taste bud blockbuster. Fruit gives people not onlythe taste between the lips and teeth, but also the memory that lingers in theheart.

  • Name:The Promise

    Director:Danel Aser

    Country:Spain

    Synopsis:Aday with my mother she told me that she lost her autonomy, her lucidity, hermemories, communication and the ability to love. Her will was not to live like this.Spanish politicians force her to endure an end of live without integrity ordignity. She made me promise.

  • Name:Serengeti

    Director:John Downer (Executive Producer)

    Country:UK

    Synopsis: This series follows the interconnected stories of a cast oficonic savannah animals over one year. With unique access to a pristine andunspoilt corner of the Serengeti deep in the heart of Africa, it captures thedrama of the animals’ daily lives and the emotional moments they face. Join thelonely lioness, exiled from the pride, the passionate baboon desperately tryingto win back his lost love and the cheeky, fun-loving mongoose family on thelookout for a free lunch. Using groundbreaking filming techniques and ano...

  • Name:Ghost Fleet

    Director:Shannon Service / Jeffrey Waldron

    Country:Thailand

    Synopsis:GhostFleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remoteIndonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen whofeed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based PatimaTungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these“lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, andcomplacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nationand the world.

  • Name:Transit

    Director:Mariam El Marakeshy

    Country:Turkey

    Synopsis:Transitis a groundbreaking documentary bringing powerful intimate stories of youngrefugees who risked their lives crossing the Aeagean sea to Europe, only to gettrapped on the Greek island of Lesvos, with no future and closed borders. Itwas supposed only to be their "transit" stop but it is where theyended.

  • Name:Reflecting Ice

    Director:Nina Forsman

    Country:Finland

    Synopsis: Icedancers Olesia Karmi and Max Lindholm have committed their whole lives tofigure skating, but after several demanding seasons their career ends inOlesia’s injury. Suddenly they're left with nothing. Max finds a new path forhis life quickly, but Olesia struggles to cope without ambitions and goals. Howdoes it feel knowing that your biggest dreams will never come true? If you’renot an athlete anymore, who are you? Do you ever dare to dream again?

  • Name:Ballet & Bullets: Dancing Out of the Favela

    Director:Frederick Bernas / Rayan Hindi

    Country:UK / Brazil

    Synopsis:Agroup of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio deJaneiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.

  • Name:The Remnants

    Director:Paolo Barberi / Riccardo Russo

    Country:Italy

    Synopsis:Between1964 and 1973 the US Air Force dropped more than two millions tons ofexplosives on the country. Most of the 500,000 bombing missions concentrated onthe infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail which ran through Laos. Fifty years later, thosetons of unexploded ordnance represent both a danger and a resource. Theseremnants of war have caused more than 20,000 victims, but resourceful Laotianshave also transformed ordnance into countless products. Tourists fascinated bythe ordnance displays are drawn to the mythology of the H...

  • Name:Q's Barbershop

    Director:Emil Langballe

    Country:Denmark

    Synopsis:Q’sBarbershop is located in the heart of Vollsmose, the largest social housingproject in Denmark, and is a popular hangout spot for the young Somalis of thearea. The owner, Qasim, is from Somalia himself, and he makes sure that youngpeople in Vollsmose have got style. At Q’s Barbershop, you can get an Usher, aFlat Top, a House Party or a Will Smith with low fade. But you can also getadvice about the big issues in life such as love, relationships or education,and Qasim is also happy to help you practise for your Dan...

  • Name:Hope Frozen

    Director:Pailin Wedel

    Country:Thailand / America

    Synopsis:AThai-Buddhist couple struggles to find closure after cryopreserving theirtwo-year-old daughter - all while their whiz kid teenage son goes on a journeyto discover if science will ever revive her. 

  • Name:Roll Red Roll

    Director:Nancy Schwartzman

    Country:America

    Synopsis:Ata party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, a heinous crime took place: theassault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team.It was the disturbing social media evidence uncovered that provoked powerfulquestions about the collusion of teen bystanders, teachers, parents, andcoaches to protect the assailants. By reconstructing the night of the crime,Roll Red Roll uncovers the engrained rape culture at the heart of the incident,acting as a cautionary tale about what can happen when teenage s...

  • Name:Talking About Trees

    Director:Suhaib Gasmelbari

    Country:France

    Synopsis:Sulemanand three other members of the Sudan film club decided to revive an old cinema.They are united not only by a love of film and a strong desire to restore theold film stock and refocus on Sudan's film history, but also because they were educatedin exile. Tirelessly, they tried to get theater owners on their side to get theplace up and running again, but they repeatedly found themselves facingconsiderable resistance. It is in these moments of simplicity that the audienceperceives friendship and the bonds and id...

  • Name:The Yangtze River

    Director:Liu Liting / Dong Jiexin / Dong Lingli / Chen Lin / Liu Wei / Zhang Yanfen / Wang Xiangtao / Shi Jianian / Chen Zhao

    Country:China

    Synopsis:TheYangtze RiverisChina's first 4K documentary which focuses on the Yangtze River. Thedocumentary gives a great account of the social changes and green transformationalong the Yangtze River in an international narrative way. It writes thespiritual totem of those who living along the Yangtze River, it represents thevitality of the new era of the Chinese nation; it is the fighting epic for thepeople of the Yangtze River.

  • Name:Childhood Elsewhere

    Director:Zhou Yijun

    Country:China

    Synopsis: Educationis a focus of all strata of the world. As an international journalist andmother of two, Zhou Yijun feels the same stress. She visits Finland, Japan,India, Israel and the UK to observe diverse philosophies of education. How doesFinland free of rivalry tell children on success and failure? How does Indiabridge the gulf between rich and poor children with online education? How doesgroup-oriented Japan teach children about the individual-team balance? Thisfilm explores various educational modes through the ...

  • Name:The Eve of Tomorrow

    Director:Andrey Zhu / Joshua Veselka

    Country:China / UK

    Synopsis: The Eve of Tomorrow is Tencent News’ latest innovation. From the perspective ofworld vision and fate of human beings, it discussed the problems that theentire human race will face in science and technology, society and humanity inthe future, these topics is very rare to be discussed in China, or otherregions among the world. The whole seriesconsists of 4 episodes, focusing on 4 different themes: robot companionship,human immortality, border issues and the right to choose death. The topics areseemingly novel b...

  • Name:Once Upon a Bite

    Director:Chen Xiaoqing

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Documentary series Once Upon a Bitewill leadyou through a mouthwatering trip in China and around the world. The programexplores unique Chinese food from a global perspective, and probes into theevolution of Chinese cuisine over a historical backdrop. Chinese people areworld-famous food lovers, and food reflects characters and lifestyles of thepeople. With this exclusive map of Chinese food, you will hold the key tounderstanding China.

  • Name:Giving Cycle II

    Director:Chang Chaowei

    Country:China

    Synopsis: Giving Cycles II makes a further exploration of the relationship between diet andthe stories of local characters on the basis of Giving Cycles I with the intention to break the conventionalpractice of dividing cuisine by province and region (Sichuan Cuisine, ShandongCuisine, Hunan Cuisine, Guangdong Cuisine, etc.), and return to the originallinkage between cuisine and environment. Therefore, Forest-Forest Cuisine,Grassland -Grassland Cuisine, Field-Field Cuisine, Sea-Sea Cuisine and Lake andRiver - River Cuisine...

  • Name:The First Bite

    Director:Li Lin/ Huang Wenting/ Zheng Xiaolei/ Dong Ying/ Luo Donghai/ Qiu Ruihong/ Zhang Jianhui/ Wang Xiaojuan/ Yuan Tinging/ Liu Jun/ Wu Huatong/ Yuan Hanlun

    Country:China

    Synopsis: The First Bite, awell-known and widely spread Cantonese slang, means the first taste of soupwhich is the freshest and tastiest. People who want to drink the soup must bediligent and get up early.In 1978, Guangzhou took the lead nationwide whenChina’s reform and opening-up began, tasting thefirst soup boldly with actions and managed to be the reform test field andpioneer.It is a documentary with kindness and sentiment which focuses on theleaders, participants and witnesses over the past 40 years of reform andopen...

  • Name:200 Years of Surgery

    Director:Chen Zijun / Ke Min / Shi Lan / Shen Hua / Chen Dong / Liu Wen

    Country:China

    Synopsis: The eight-episode television documentary 200 Years of Surgery, isthe first documentary in China which sheds light on humankind’s resistanceagainst diseases from the perspective of surgeons. It is striven to convey thehistorical development of science on humanitarian grounds. It has eightepisodes with 50 minutes of each part which mainly concerns the followingsubjects, that is, the development of anatomy, anesthesia ,sterilization and hemostasis, the opening ofabdomen, head and heart, transplant, cancer and the f...

  • Name:Salt for Life

    Director:Zhang Xiaoying

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Salt was once the mostdesirable commodity of human being, as precious as money. Even if we turn backa page of the whole human civilization, we will find that salt has played anextremely important roleon human social life in addition to seasoning. Salt hascreated a colorful history of human lifein all corners of the world. For mostof the time when human beings have been there,they have been searching for saltenthusiastically,trading salt and competing for salt.Our planet is a planet ofsalt. From the vivid symbol of ...

  • Name:From Chung Kuo to China

    Director:Zhu Yun

    Country:China

    Synopsis:In the 1970s, four great documentary directorsfrom four different countries such as Italy, France, the United States, andJapan,came to China and used theirlens to observe and record very aspect of China.Today, four internationalfriends from the same four countries came to China again, found those ordinaryfigures in the movies, they observed, they recorded, they trace out how Chinachanged in the past 40 years and showed this procedure to us.The switch betweennew and old pictures naturally reveals the power of the ti...

  • Name:Immaculate Conception

    Director:Guo Yifei

    Country:China

    Synopsis: Within the israeli-palestinianterritories, about a million palestinians have been prisoned in Israeli jails,some with life sentences while others with 20 or more years. InPalestine, "sperm smuggling" is becoming an option to givebirth.Prisoners smuggle their sperm from the prison to their wives in a specialway, enabling their wives give birth through artificial insemination.This is aland that has been under the shadow of war for a long period of time.Here, anapproach as such is considered like a war without weap...

  • Name:Daughter of Shanghai

    Director:Michelle Chen Miao / Hilla Medalia

    Country:China

    Synopsis: TsaiChin is one of the first Chinese actresses to make it in the West. Her careerspans more than six decades and three continents. She was the first Chinese whoplayed in both the West End and Broadway and was even a Bond Girl twice. Tsaiis larger than life. With the help of her unique and dramatic storytelling wesaw a “Shanghai’s Daughter”, from Shanghai to Hong Kong, London and Los Angles,from the Peking Opera family to the Western world, the biggest stages, thelimelight and the stardust that covered her lif...

  • Name:Like the Dyer's Hand

    Director:Cheng, Tsun-Shing

    Country:China

    Synopsis:YehChiaying has played an important role in the world of classical Chinese poetry,bridging past and future, influencing generations of writers and scholars suchas Shi Shu, Ke Qingming, Qi Yishou, Pai Hsien-yung, and Chen Jo-hsi. Whileteaching in North America, Professor Yeh used Western critical methods tointerpret Chinese poetry, opening the way for Western scholars of China’spoetic tradition. After coming to Tianjin’s Nankai University, she continuedher cultural mission, stressing the importance of the“osmotic”me...

  • Name:Beauty of China

    Director:Bas / Yang Xiaofei / Jin Ying / Deng Fei

    Country:China

    Synopsis:Beautyof China invites20 Chinese artists, including Lin Huaimin, Bai Xianyong, Xu Bing and LiPingbin, to narrate the splendid story of Chinese traditional aesthetics in thecontemporary world and show the Chinese people's uniqueness with the theme ofshade, movement, sound and color, form and meaning, and with the carrier ofarchitecture, painting, drama, dance, music and design. Special spiritual worldand lifestyle.

  • Name:Honeyland

    Director:Tamara Kotevska / Ljubo Stefanov

    Country:Macedonia

    Synopsis:Thelast female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the naturalbalance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land andthreaten her livelihood. This film is an exploration of an observationalIndigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards naturalresources and the human condition.

  • Name:Sheep Hero

    Director:Ton van Zantvoort

    Country:Netherlands

    Synopsis:Atraditional shepherd is forced to innovate in a neo-liberal world thatconflicts with his idealistic views. Will his struggle pay off or is he forcedto go with the flock?