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'Scent of a Green Papaya' from Vietnam might be useful. The Thai neo-noir
'6ixtynin9' also has a female lead. I'm sure there are many others, but
these should be easier to find internationally. If you include the Middle
East, there are plenty of examples from Iran, as well as female directors.

On 2/4/06, Lou Thompson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Thanks Gary, for being the ONE person to offer suggestions.
>
> I've thought of a few other films during the week, like Tampopo and Eat
> Drink Man Woman.
>
> Japan, India and China are easy, but I'll be looking for films from, say,
> Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gary Harmon
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 12:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] women in Asian film
>
>
> For Lou Ann Thompson:
>
> The films of Zhang Yimou are all very good representations of women in
> parts
> of Chinese
> culture. In particular, consider Raise the Red Lantern, The Road Home, or
> Not
> One Less,
> for examples.   You could do worse than to use several of his films in
> your
> first course.
> The films are very "teachable," in my experience with them.
>
> Gary Harmon
> University of North Florida
> Jacksonville, Florida
>
>
>
> In a message dated 2/2/06 10:10:08 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>
>
> > I'm looking at developing a course (undergrad) on women in Asian film
> (and
> > I might throw in Middle Eastern as well). This would be a completely new
> > area to me, so I'd appreciate any suggestions for films and books. I
> would
> > definitely include Born in Brothels and a good Bollywood movie, probably
> Monsoon
> > Wedding, and maybe a more traditional Bollywood as a baseline.
> > ______________________________________________
> > Dr. Lou Ann Thompson
> > Professor of English
> > Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages
> > Texas Woman's University
> > Denton, TX 76204
> >
>
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