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Review: Ai Weiewi’s “The Rest” Offers a Scathing Critique of Europe for Denying Human Dignity to Refugees


Ai Weiwei asks Europe: You accepted me as a refugee, but what about the rest of us?

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The 8 Best Chinese Movies of 2017


Eight Chinese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

Review: The East is Red (China, 1965)


A first disclaimer – The East is Red is in fact a film recording of a musical theatre show delivered in the Great Hall of the...

Review: The Second Mother (Brazil, 2015)


One of the most deservedly acclaimed films to come out of Brazil in the past year is The Second Mother, which centers around a live-in...

Review: The Return (Russia, 2003)


We here in the West oftentimes see Russia as a miserable place. It is the austere authoritarian other to our delightful democratic self, a home...

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