Two well made films from India on the life of the Buddha and the spread of the religion in its various forms, and its re-entry into India in recent times.
A look at some of China’s most famous cultural and natural sights mainly from the air.
A documentary about the rock carvings at Dazu in Sichuan, which are some of the later cave temples in China, showing a harmony of the three main religions.
A look at another of the great cave complexes, representing the finest of classical Chinese statuary, and the part Empress Wu Zetian had in their construction (English with Mandarin subtitles).
A documentary on the Yungang Grottoes, which contain some of the earliest representatives of Buddhist art in China (English with Mandarin subtitles).
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).
Two short films on the Giant Leshan Buddha Statue in China, by far the largest stone sculpture in the pre-modern world (mainly English, interviews in Mandarin with subtitles).
A film of one of the most celebrated theatrical performances in recent Chinese Theatre. It is set along the Silk Road and in the Mogao Caves and tells the story of how the famous apsara murals were painted.