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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

10 January 2011

AsiaPacific Films.com - An Asia Pacific Online Film Library

10 Jan 2011

iFilm Connections Asia & Pacific, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Supplied note:
"Dear Matthew [...] By now you must have received many warm and appreciative comments from readers across the globe about your contribution to our collective knowledge about Asian resources to be found on the Internet. In honor of your services, I'd like to offer your readers free access to over 500 culturally and historically important films made by Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Usually people subscribe for $8.99 a month. However your readers can stream them for free for two months on "www.AsiaPacificFilms.com" by using this following login and password:

LOGIN: cioleks-gift@asiapacificfilms.com
PASSWORD: thankyou

You and your users can cancel subscription at anytime.

The website is designed to take credit card information because that is how people normally subscribe to our service at $8.99 a month for unlimited views. Although we can offer two months free to all those who use the password, it does have to go through this step of giving a credit card. However people can cancel at any time by emailing us at info@AsiaPacificFIlms.com

I hope you will check AsiaPacificFilms.com out by streaming some films for your own enjoyment [... for instance, you might] enjoy A SONG of TIBET, directed by the master Chinese filmmaker, Xie Fei.

Here are some other film suggestions: http://www.idaconcpts.com/email/AsiaPacificFilms-January.html This link is to an advance copy of a newsletter we are sending out this Friday [i.e. 8 Jan 2001 - ed.] to subscribers. [...]
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, President, AsiaPacficiFilms.com "

"What are we?
AsiaPacificFilms.com streams culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific that entertain, educate and inspire viewers to think beyond boundaries. With the latest streaming technology, subscribers have unlimited access to our films in DVD quality.

Who are we?
We are an experienced team of Asia and Pacific film programmers working in concert with notable scholars, critics, and curators who carefully select our films. Our curators and AsiaPacificFilms.com's president Jeannette Hereniko are members of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), a well-respected international organization. Every year NETPAC awards prizes at major international film festivals."

Site contents:
* Search;
* Login;
* Explore Film Catalog (Browse By #Theme [All Themes, Aging & Mortality, Animals, Art & Music, Communication & Media, Ecology & the Environment, Ethnicity & Cultural Identity, Family & Relationships, Gender & Sexuality, Globalization & Modernization, Health & Disease, History, Human Rights, Law, Politics & Government, Mental Health & Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics, Religion, Social & Economic Issues, War & Military, Youth & Coming of Age] , # Genre [All Genres, Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Drama, Experimental, Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Mokumentary, Romance, Sci-Fi, Short, Thriller, Suspense, Youth, Children], # Filmmaker [there were 402 films listed in Jan 2001], # Country [All countries, Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, South Korea/Japan, South Korea/Kazakhstan, South Korea/Singapore, South Korea/Thailand, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, United States, Vietnam]);
* About Us;
* Featured Film Festival;
* Sign Up Benefits;
* Contact Us;
* Copyright Information;
* Privacy Policy;
* Legal Statement.

[A very fine and rich site indeed - ed.]

URL http://www.AsiaPacificFilms.com

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Jeannette Hereniko (jhereniko--at--asiapacificfilms.com)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents / Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
[Essential, regardless of presence/absence of this most generous gift to t.m. ciolek and other readers of the MONITOR]

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com