The first volume includes internationally acclaimed directors such as award-winning Chinese director Xie Fei, South Korean feminist documentarian Kim So Young, and leading Indonesian director Garin Nugroho. The largest collection of films examining Persia’s rich history and diverse societies includes titles from new-wave director Dariush Mehrjui and Majid Majidi. Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity. Such themes are central to any meaningful discussion of contemporary Asian culture and society.
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