Travel To Asia Through NFB Films

For all of you who’ve wanted to travel internationally but just couldn’t find the time or money… did you know there’s an NFB film for that?

Take a cinematic trip to the gorgeous continent of Asia through 10 NFB docs!

🇯🇵Japan🇯🇵

Japan Inc: Lessons for North America?

This short doc is an absorbing study of Japanese business and industry.

Japan Inc: Lessons for North America?, Kalle Lasn, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Ako

Travel to Japan in the 1960s with this magnificent short film about adolescence, dreams and aspirations.

Ako, Hiroshi Teshigahara, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇨🇳China🇨🇳

Impressions of China

Follow a group of students from Hamilton, Ontario, on a rare three-week “tour” of China in 1972 with this short doc.

Impressions of China, Donald McWilliams, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Thunderbirds in China

Join UBC’s hockey team in China as they show off their skills to new teams in the East and reflect on both the cultural differences that divide the players and the great game that unites them.

Thunderbirds in China, Les Rose, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

North China Factory

Enjoy an engrossing study of Chinese life and take a walk through a factory workers’ residential, social, recreational, and educational facilities.

North China Factory , Tony Ianzelo & Boyce Richardson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Dashan – Ambassador to China’s Funny Bone

Meet Mark Rowswell a.k.a Dashan, a Canadian comedian virtually unknown in Canada who has an enormous following in mainland China.

Dashan – Ambassador to China's Funny Bone, Guy Nantel, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🏴󠁣󠁮󠀵󠀴󠁿Tibet🏴󠁣󠁮󠀵󠀴󠁿

Song for Tibet

Filmed both in the Indian Himalayas and Canada, this film portrays the efforts of Tibetans in exile to save their homeland and preserve their heritage.

A Song for Tibet, Anne Henderson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life

Filmed over four months in the Himalayas where the original text still yields an essential influence over people’s views of life and death.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life, Yukari Hayashi & Barrie McLean, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Everest from Within

Retrace the journey of 4 Canadians who set off to climb the perilous north side of Mount Everest without the use of oxygen or sherpas.

Everest from Within, Claude-André Nadon & Sylvie Van Brabant, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇰🇵North Korea🇰🇵 and 🇰🇷South Korea🇰🇷

Tiger Spirit

North and South Korea are complete strangers. Very rarely, family members separated for decades have the chance to reunite. This documentary explores the deep division at the heart of contemporary Korea.

Tiger Spirit, Min Sook Lee, provided by the National Film Board of Canada