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‘Man On The Run’ documentary about Jho Low, 1MDB fugitive who stole $4.5 billion, begins production

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  • A documentary titled “Man on the Run” highlighting the life of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1DMB) fugitive Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, has begun production in London.
  • The documentary, directed by Cassius Michael Kim (“The Wonder List With Bill Weir”), will focus on Low’s affluent upbringing, his studies at elite international schools, his Hollywood connections and the 1MDB scandal.
  • “Through interviews with previously unheard sources and original reporting, our film will be the definitive accounting of this saga as well as an indictment of the global capitalist system and its inability to regulate itself in the face of avarice and corruption,” Kim said.
  • Low has been on the run since the U.S. and Malaysian governments charged the financier with conspiring to launder billions of dollars, with some reports suggesting he now resides in China.
  • An official release date for “Man on the Run” has not yet been announced.

A documentary centering on Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, the alleged mastermind behind the billion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fraud, has begun production in London.

The documentary, titled “Man on the Run,” will shine a light on the life of the now 40-year-old Low, from his growing up in a rich family on Penang Island in Malaysia to his studies in elite schools, such as Harrow School in London and the Wharton School of Business in the United States, to his Hollywood connections and the 1MDB scandal, according to Deadline.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rides white horse, limps in new documentary celebrating his achievements

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can be seen riding a white horse in a new documentary that celebrates his 2021 accomplishments.
  • It does not go into specifics about the country’s recent “hardships,” but North Korea faces food shortages during a drought and floods and has closed its borders to keep COVID-19 at bay.
  • "This video showed his motherly side where he completely dedicated his own body to realize people's dreams," the narrator is quoted as saying.

Kim Jong-un can be seen riding a white horse in a new documentary that celebrates his purported accomplishments in 2021, including conducting more missile tests, visiting a construction site and identifying ways to stop the spread of the pandemic.

The 110-minute film was broadcast in North Korea on Tuesday and showed the hermit kingdom leader addressing the nation’s “worst-ever hardships,” Reuters reported. It also showed Kim riding on a white horse into the sunset on a beach.

‘Who Killed Vincent Chin’ documentary restored and preserved for history by National Film Registry

The 1987 documentary film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” was recently inducted into the National Film Registry (NFR) of the Library of Congress this year.

A film honor: The documentary, directed by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña and produced by Detroit Public TV and Film News Now, explores the case of Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American man who was beaten to death with a baseball bat while out at his bachelor party with his friends in Detroit on June 19, 1982.

New documentary ‘Get Back’ proves Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles

Documentary ‘Get Back’ proves Yoko Ono didn’t cause The Beatles’ breakup

A new documentary on the Beatles appears to vindicate Yoko Ono from long-standing allegations that she broke up the Fab Four.

Letting them be: Footage from the Disney Plus’ documentary “Get Back” indicates that the Japanese multimedia artist and activist was not a destructive presence during the development of the Beatles’ final album, “Let It Be.”

‘The Race Epidemic’ documentary wins prestigious ‘Golden Angel’ award for shining light on AAPI hate

The Race Epidemic,” the premier documentary on the recent rise of racism against Asian Americans during the COVID pandemic, has won the Best Documentary award at the 17th annual Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF). The documentary is currently raising funds on GoFundMe as it continues to seek nationwide distribution to raise awareness.

Earned recognition:The Race Epidemic,” produced by nonprofit organization Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF), won the prestigious Golden Angel award during the cultural event in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, according to a press release. 

Documentary on Iconic Actor Pat Morita Explores His Struggles With Depression

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A new documentary on actor Pat Morita seeks to go beyond his iconic role in “The Karate Kid” franchise. 

“More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story,” directed by Kevin Derek, features the life and career of the beloved Japanese American comedian and actor. Love Project Films has recently unveiled the documentary’s first trailer on YouTube.

Chinese Scholar’s Murder Case Becomes an Award-Winning Documentary

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A documentary centered on the search for a visiting Chinese scholar who was abducted, raped and murdered in 2017 has been winning big at film festivals this year.

“Finding Yingying,” which won the Breakthrough Voice award at the SXSW Film Festival in March, was most recently featured at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) and the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), where it also won accolades.

Must-See Doc Reveals the 46 Best Asian American Music Videos from the Last 46 Years

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Members of the Pacific Arts Movement, known previously as the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, has produced a new documentary on the history of Asian American music. 

The short documentary, titled “A Music Video History of Asian America,” was released in July as part of the 20th anniversary of the San Diego Film Festival, reports AsAm news. The epic 35-minute feature compiled 46 music videos produced over the 46-year oral history of Asian America.

New Documentary Reveals the Struggle of a Vietnamese American Family Separated by ICE

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It has long been Lan Nguyen’s mission to bring to light on one of the most overlooked facets of the United State’s crackdown on immigrants: the deportation of Southeast Asian refugees.

Nguyen, who teaches ethnic studies at the California State University of Long Beach, has been organizing with VietUnity-SoCal and seeks social change with her film.

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