Ajanta Caves

A set of short documentaries looking at the Ajanta Caves in India and their art works in both paintings, sculptures and reliefs.

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Buddhist Laos (Folkways of Indochina)

A look at the culture of Laos and the central importance of Buddhism in its development (English narration, some Mandarin interviews with English subtitles).

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Thai Kings and Temples (Folkways of Indochina)

A look at the relationship between the Thai country, King and religion (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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Mogao Caves (World Heritage China)

A look at the magnificent art works in the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang, the first of the great grottoes built in China (English narration with Mandarin subtitles).

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Sashimono Woodwork in Japan

A look at traditional woodwork in Japan through the eyes of the master craftsmen who still work in the trade.

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Building Without Nails, the Genius of Japanese Carpentry

A short documentary on the traditional art of Japanese carpentry and its place in modern New York.

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Hokusai Returns

A look at the traditional art of woodblock printing following the discovery of a large collection of woodblocks by the famous Japanese artist Hokusai.

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Enter the Mandala

An introduction to a small, but significant, exhibition on the mandala at the Asian Art Museum.

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Somtow’s Mahajanaka Opera-Ballet

An opera and ballet based on one of the most famous Jataka stories by the prolific American/Thai writer and composer S. P. Somtow.

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Jewel Garden, Tibetan Arts and Crafts

A short film about the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala and their efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and arts.

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