She'd wink till hearts went on the blink. And staid professors couldn't think. And everywhere they'd stop to stare. And say "Some Chink!" when Ming Toy winked.
Short documentary about a hostel in 1950s Bayswater that houses African and Asian students.
Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.
An amateur cycling team from Albania heads to France to take part in a tournament only to discover on the way that revolution has broken out back home.
On the edges of New York City and the outskirts of Los Angeles expansive oceans reach the land. People flock to experience a piece of nature grander than their cities. The film explores that boundary while occasionally bringing these two disparate coasts together as one. Through in-camera edits and double exposures slices of the film sync these distant locales.
This six-part series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West. From the foundation of science, monotheism, commerce, justice, civil rights and artistic expression - look Eastward. The series contends that history that starts from an ancient Greek perspective distorts the true path of civilisation. For crucial phases in world history, the political, economic and cultural centre was the Middle East.