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The Asian Studies Collection

A collection of films from and about south, southeast and east Asia.

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From Courtyard House to Block ApartmentFrom Courtyard House to Block Apartment

Examines the impact of rapid industrialization on traditional Chinese housing styles and ways of living.

Icarus Films ♦ 1987 ♦ 23 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Geologic Journey II - The Collision Zone: AsiaGeologic Journey II - The Collision Zone: Asia

Examines the collision zone in Asia--from Indonesia's volcanoes at one end to the Himalayas at the other--which is in the process of forming the earth's next supercontinent.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
Geologic Journey II - The Western Pacific RimGeologic Journey II - The Western Pacific Rim

Examines the western Pacific Rim, home to 50% of the world's active volcanoes, and 90% of its earthquakes.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
The Human ScaleThe Human Scale

Acclaimed architect Jan Gehl and his team are on a humanistic mission to reclaim public space in mega cities for pedestrians (and cyclists) rather than cars. This human/new approach to city planning is put to test in Denmark, Los Angeles, New York, China, Australia, New Zealand and India.

KimStim ♦ 2012 ♦ 56 minutes
I.M. PEII.M. PEI
Architect I.M. Pei returns to his home city of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum that complements the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city and sets a course for modern Chinese architecture.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adults
Khmer Rouge, A Simple Matter of JusticeKhmer Rouge, A Simple Matter of Justice

A UN-appointed judge and his team track down those responsible of the crimes committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime from April 1975 to January 1979.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 79 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
The Kings of OpiumThe Kings of Opium
In the 1990s, the kings of opium in Burma switch sides in the narcotics carousel.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ College, Adult
KochuuKochuu

A visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in Japanese tradition, and their relationships to modernist Scandinavian design. With two Pritzker Prize winners, Tadao Ando and Sverre Fehn.

Icarus Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Silk Ceiling, Part 1Life 8 - Silk Ceiling, Part 1

Ritu Bhardawaj is an Indian TV reporter who has broken through the silk ceiling which narrows the prospects for so many women in the Asia Pacific region.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Silk Ceiling, Part 2Life 8 - Silk Ceiling, Part 2

Indian TV journalist Ritu Bhardawaj goes to Bihar to investigate the invisible barrier that confronts so many Asian women.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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