Archive for category: Bangladesh

Docaviv 2012: “Planet of Snail” wins the International competition
/ 05/11/2012 7:39 PM

Docaviv 2012: “Planet of Snail” wins the International competition

On 9 May 2012, the winners of the Docaviv 2012 Film Festival competitions were announcedAi??at the Port of Tel Aviv. The Best International Film award was given to the Korean film “Planet of Snail”. The filmAi??is directed byAi??Yi Seungjun and produced byAi??Kim Minchul andAi??Gary Kam. It receivedAi??20,000 ai??? courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Sport ai??i?? The Israeli Film [...]

/ 04/24/2012 11:49 AM

ai???Himalayan Meltdownai??i?? wins prize at Worldfest International Film Festival

The United Nations Development Programme-produced film ai???Himalayan Meltdownai??? won the prestigious Platinum Award in the broadcast documentary category at the 45th annual Worldfest International Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world. The one-hour film examines the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and the effects they have on the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in Asia. [...]

/ 04/02/2012 12:55 AM

The Young Man Was (Part 1: United Red Army) (2011, Bangladesh)

Director: Naeem Mohaiemen | 70 minutes | Bangladesh | 2011 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Japanese, Bengali | About Bangladesh and Japan SYNOPSIS “A series of photography installations in museums since 2006, and now a projected film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements’ turn to violence, which became an “accidental Trojan horse”, creating blowback through the rise of right-wing political [...]

Jan Vrijman Fund supports 6 Asian projects
/ 03/27/2012 9:56 PM

Jan Vrijman Fund supports 6 Asian projects

The Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF), an initiative of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), has granted ai??i??212,000 (just over US$279,000) to 20 new projects, including 5 from or about Asia. The JVF provides grants to independent documentary makers from developing countries, and covers individual film projects as well as projects that promote local documentary production and distribution in general. [...]

“Himalaya Meltdown”: will Mount Everest be around for another century?
/ 02/21/2012 2:49 AM

“Himalaya Meltdown”: will Mount Everest be around for another century?

A new documentary looks at the socio-economic and environmental issues that envelope the Himalayas and its glaciers. This is a must-watch for naturalists and eco warriors. By: The Guide TeamAi?? Ai??Date:Ai?? 2012-02-20 If you care for India’s fast-vanishing natural wonders that are constantly under threat from all kinds of dangers, you might want to change plans for this evening. “Himalayan [...]

/ 06/08/2011 2:27 AM

“Himalayan Meltdown”: New Climate Change Film to Screen at Asia Society

Later this month, Asia Society’s centers in Washington, D.C., and New York will feature screenings of a new documentary on climate change entitled “Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown” (see trailer below). The 45-minute film, which shows June 9 in D.C. and June 14 in New York, features footage from Asia Society’s multimedia project China Green. Co-produced by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), [...]