‘Ximei’ Highlights a Peasant’s Persistant Fight for the AIDS Movement in China

Ximei (2019), directed and written by Andy Cohen with Gayle Ross, is a documentary about Ximei Liu, a human rights activist focused on equal rights for AIDS patients. Ximei contracted the disease due to China’s “black blood” economy, and fights against state-inflicted discrimination of a disease the government gave to her in the first place.… Continue reading ‘Ximei’ Highlights a Peasant’s Persistant Fight for the AIDS Movement in China


China’s biggest box office winner tackles the subject of pollution and the ever-present and continuous threat it poses to our world. Director Stephen Chow and a team of screenwriters, including Miu-Kei Ho and Ivy Kong, use fantastical elements to drive home the importance of this issue, interweaving a romantic storyline throughout, between a powerful businessman… Continue reading THE MERMAID


Filled with meaningful interviews and beautiful landscape shots, Catching the Sun is a powerful documentary about the international movement towards using “green energy,” and the benefits that will come with using clean energy, both financial and health-related. Why is America falling behind other world powers China and Germany in this industry? Why should we care?… Continue reading CATCHING THE SUN


This Changes Everything is a well-intentioned documentary written by Naomi Klein that boasts an important message about the realities of climate change. Unfortunately, the film’s emotional execution is sadly lacking. (JEP: 3.5/5) Review by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry This Changes Everything was directed by Avi Lewis and written by Naomi Klein. The documentary is… Continue reading THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING


Director Ruby Yang shows a heartfelt look at the struggles and hardships of Chinese teenagers as they join together to make their own high school musical. With engaging subject matter, My Voice, My Life focuses on disadvantaged youth, the often-overlooked civilians of Chinese population. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky If the… Continue reading MY VOICE, MY LIFE