|DIRECTORS||Mark Pestana, Kenny Png, Marilyn Tan, Angus Yang|
|DURATION||4 episodes x 1 hour|
|LANGUAGE||Various languages with English subtitles|
|FORMAT||PAL DVD, Region 0|
|SYPNOSIS||Ep 1: Close-Up for the KathoeyLadyboys or “kathoeys” occupy a precarious position in the Thai social landscape. While alienated as outcasts, they are an important feature in the package of images making up “Amazing Thailand”. Follow the social phenomenon of Thailand’s ubiquitous transgendered population through the triumphs and tragedies of 3 Thai ladyboys.
Ep 2: Voices
Young Taiwanese they have traded their white lilies and gentle folk songs in exchange for corpse paint, black leather and the hellish howls of metal music. Is the Taiwanese obsession with independent music a reflection of the island’s own search for an identity?
Ep 3: Small Movies in India
India’s educated middle-classes are picking up cameras to shoot their own stories. Find out how women, armed with cameras are finding their voice through documentary making. The documentary has become for them, a means to declare, “I exist”.
Ep 4: Cosplay: Cult to Culture
Not content with merely reading manga, fans are taking it a step further by dressing up as characters and imitating their trademark mannerisms. Yet, while Cosplay has become a global phenomenon, Japanese cosplayers are frowned upon in their own country. Are these sub-cultures slowly creating a new image of Japan?
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