THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL
2-7 December 2016

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  • A Yellow Bird - Singapore

    A Yellow Bird

    (Singapore)

    Siva, a Singaporean Indian man, is released after spending years in prison for contraband smuggling.

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  • Banana Pancakes - Thailand

    Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice

    (Laos)

    When a group of backpackers visits a small village in remote northern Laos in search of a traditional experience, the inhabitants of the village discover the attractions of the West.

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  • Brutal - Malaysia

    Brutal

    (Malaysia)

    Set in the early 1990s—a critical period in Malaysian Indian history—this story subtly underlines the plight of the Malaysian Indian.

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  • City of Jade - Myanmar

    City of Jade

    (Myanmar)

    Years after abandoning his family in search of the mythical "City of Jade,” director Midi Z’s brother is released from Mandalay prison.

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  • Diamond Island - Cambodia

    Diamond Island

    (Cambodia)

    Bora, an 18-year-old, leaves his village to work on the construction sites of Diamond Island.

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  • Finding Phong - Vietnam

    Finding Phong

    (Vietnam)

    Phong grew up the youngest of six children in a small town in the center of Vietnam. From the time he was a young boy, Phong felt like he was a girl in a boy’s body.

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  • Ma'Rosa - Philippines

    Ma' Rosa

    (Philippines)

    Ma’ Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her.

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  • Question of Faith - Indonesia

    Question of Faith

    (Indonesia)

    This film explores Indonesia’s religious pluralism, a characteristic of the nation that can often result in conflict between people of different religious beliefs.

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  • Y/Our Music - Thailand

    Y/Our Music

    (Thailand)

    Y/Our Music immerses itself in Thai musical expression, from traditional music to labor songs, from classical pop to urban indie, spanning generations and locales.

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