Archive for category: AMERICA

/ 06/20/2012 5:16 PM

Open City Docs Fest London 2011 will screen 7 doc films from or about Asia

21st – 24th June – OPEN CITY DOCS FEST -Celebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London - “Open City Docs Fest” is a festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. This year, the diverse programme offers more than 100 films from around the world, including 7 doc films [...]

/ 06/20/2012 9:59 AM

From “Mohammed to Maya”: A Spiritual Transition (indiawest)

Maya Jafer, a transgender Muslim woman from South Asia, shares her story in the documentary, “Rites of Passage.”  Growing up in India, the only person who knew Mohammed Jafer’s true identity was a Buddhist monk: “I see the woman in you,” he said, “and I want to call you Maya because I see a lot of love in you.” But [...]

/ 06/18/2012 10:27 AM

Sundance embraces documentary film on girls adopted from China (Washington Times)

NEW YORK, June 6, 2012 — A new documentary film is generating big interest in the adoption community. Although “Somewhere Between”, a documentary about four teenage girls adopted from China and living in the United States, is not yet ready for national release, it has received an Audience Award at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto and has been [...]

/ 06/16/2012 4:09 PM

“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” set for Britdoc Good Pitch 2012

Eight films, including one about Asia, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” have been selected to take part in the Good Pitch Europe 2012, a partnership between the Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The one-day pitching event, held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on June 25, brokers relationships between filmmakers and NGOs, [...]

/ 06/15/2012 5:05 PM

(Shanghai) Magnolia awards honor touching documentaries (Shanghai Daily)

The much-coveted Magnolia International Documentary Awards were handed out to winning Chinese and foreign filmmakers yesterday. By Xu Wei in Shanghai Daily, 2012-6-15 The Best Documentary (60 minutes and up) award went to Israeli director Yael Hersonski’s “A Film Unfinished.” Her film seeks the truth behind one of the most mysterious Nazi propaganda films ever shot inside the Warsaw Ghetto. It [...]

/ 06/13/2012 10:44 PM

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund 2012 will support one doc about Pakistan

On June 11, 2012, the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. 8 international doc films chosen from a record number of submissions will receive $150,000. Among them, a doc film about Pakistan, “Two Children of the Red Mosque”, directed by Hemal Trivedi. The Fund, now in its fifth year, provides [...]

/ 06/12/2012 6:31 PM

NFB doc content to be featured on Chinese online Channel Phoenix

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has linked up with Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG) to deliver a Canadian-branded online channel in China, NFB Zone, which will feature animated and documentary films for streaming, VOD and download-to-own. NFB ZONE will be the first digital channel designated to distribute Canadian content in Mainland China. Under the agreement, ifeng has the [...]

/ 06/11/2012 6:42 PM

Tokyo Waka (2012, USA/Japan)

Directors: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson | 63 minutes | USA, Japan | 2012 | Language: English, Japanese  About Japan SYNOPSIS “TOKYO WAKA is a 63-minute documentary essay about Tokyo’s crows, with digressions into art, history, and culture. It is a poem about Tokyo and its people, and the relentless tenacity of nature in a most unnatural world. Tokyo. A resilient [...]

/ 06/11/2012 5:35 PM

6 doc films about Asia at Silverdocs 2012

For its 10ths anniversary, Silverdocs will have some Asian flavour. During 7 days (June 18-24, 2012), audience will be able to discover 6 doc films about Asia, from Canada,  China, Korea and USA. THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT Xun Yu “Fish”  | 2010 | China  | Silver Spectrum | 112 min. Director Xun Yu uses a thoughtful approach to look at the loss of [...]

/ 06/10/2012 10:15 PM

Taiwan documentary screenings in Ottawa (ottawastart.com)

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library, will present five Taiwanese documentaries from 12 pm to 1 pm on four consecutive Wednesdays starting June 13. The documentary screenings are open to the public free of charge and will take place at the Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Library (120 Metcalfe St., [...]