Sam Roma: We Are Gypsies

Sam Roma: We Are Gypsies

ROM people are peculiar, and their identity is lost somewhere in between the past and their roaming through the land. From India to Egypt and from Sweden to Britain the Wandering Kings of the Road are a steady part of human geography, sometimes living slightly outside the law and social acceptance.

Blackface

Blackface

Set in 1881, a black minstrel performer grapples with acting on stage after getting a surprise visit from his estranged father.

Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story

Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story

Swinging and twirling Dorothy Toy Fong the legendary tap dancer is still exciting at 99 years old. Award-winning reporter Rick Quan traces Fong’s journey as a famous duo with Paul Wing and exciting run with her Oriental Showgirl group. Fong’s wondrous spirit dances off the screen and into your heart.

Betrayal and Revenge

Betrayal and Revenge 1986

In 1864, the death of the emperor of China's Taiping rebellion gives the rival Ch'ings an opportunity to attack. They break into the Taiping capital; the emperor's son goes into hiding, taking with him his family's invaluable sword. The loyal army chief, Gao Dekum, wants to find the young man and reinstall him as emperor of the heavenly kingdom of great peace. But he is double-crossed by Bei Wenbing. Several years later, after ardent training in kung fu, Gao's son Yulong and his daughter are ready to avenge their father's death and lead the Taiping loyalists into battle against the Ch'ings. A showdown between Yulong and Bei appears inevitable.

Distant Time

Distant Time 1983

The dramatic aspects of the Middle Ages, personified in the fate of the painter Andrea Selca. He has a tragic end because the clerics do not hesitate to poison him in the "name of God", since he went against the laws of the church.

Koto Orun

Koto Orun 1989

Set in the pre-colonial era, a certain village was besieged by witches who torment the villagers at will. Although the evil witches are often confronted by the good ones, referred to as “aje funfun” (the white witches) in the movie, it wasn’t enough to rid the town of these evil ones’ infestation. However, in response to the plight of the people of the village, the gods promised them a saviour who will be delivered by one of the kings wives that will conquer the evil witches. So the witches, including the king’s first wife, came up with schemes after schemes to kill the prophesised bearer of the messiah.