Archive for category: Cambodia

/ 07/19/2012 7:50 PM

“China Heavyweight” and “Golden Slumbers” get awards at Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2012

The Best Documentary Feature award was given to “China Heavyweight”, while French/Cambodian “Golden Slumbers” by Davy Chou won the Special Jury Mention at the 11th Asian Film Festival of Dallas where the film was screened the 17th of July. During the week (July, 12-19), other docs about Asia were shown, including “Where Heaven Meets Hell” (with filmaker in attendance), “Death [...]

/ 07/14/2012 2:15 PM

6 docs about Asia are nominated for News and Doc Emmy Awards

On July 12, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Among the nominees are 6 docs and programs from or about Asia, “Armadillo,” which received four nods “Enemies of the People,” which received three, “Last Train Home” which received 2, “The Battle For Marjah”, “Bhutto” and ”Marathon Boy”. . BEST [...]

/ 05/27/2012 10:56 AM

2 docs from Asia won AIBD World TV Awards

The 2 asian winners of 2012 Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)’s World TV Awards are: . “DHARMA – WHERE DOES HAPPINESS LIE?” directed by Chan-Gyu, Yun and Geun-Young, Choi and broadcast by KBS - Korea won the CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance” . “OZONE – THE HUMAN FACTOR” directed by Rehan Ahmed and [...]

/ 05/17/2012 9:41 PM

Bradley Cox (USA):”There are a lot of people like me in Asia who have a passion to tell a particular story.”

Four days before to receive one of the Peabody Awards in NY (21st May) for his film “who killed Chea Vichea?”, the american director Bradley Cox, speaks about the film and his passion for documentary and Asia. Could you introduce yourself ? I used to run restaurants in New York City (where I was born) but realized I didn’t want to be doing that [...]

/ 04/26/2012 11:43 PM

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival presents 5 doc feat. from or about Asia Pacific

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 19-May 3. As usual, the spring event is an ”extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation”. This year 31 feature docs have been included in the festival’s selection. Among them, 5 films are from or about Asia Pacific. . Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Alison Klayman,  USA/China, 2012 “Renowned artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has waged [...]

/ 04/15/2012 2:09 AM

Who Killed Chea Vichea? (2011, USA – Thailand)

Director: Bradley Cox | 57 minutes | Thailand, USA | 2010 | Language:French, Khmer with English subtitles | SYNOPSIS: This investigative documentary, produced on a shoestring budget, covers the 2004 assassination of a Cambodian trade union leader and exposes corruption in one of the world’s top exporters of low-cost clothing. “Chea Vichea was Cambodia’s most respected and influential labour leader. [...]

/ 04/02/2012 8:26 PM

Visions du Réel 2012 selects 13 films from or about Asia

The swiss doc Festival Visions du Réel will open its 2012 edition on 20th April 2012. Among the 3 500 films which have been reviewed by the festival team and its correspondents in latin America, USA, Russia, India and Asia Pacific, 110 docs have been selected for the different sections of the competition. 47 countries are represented in this selection. Among all the [...]

/ 03/25/2012 11:38 PM

Golden Slumbers (Le Sommeil d’Or) (2011, France / Cambodia)

Director: Davy Chou Country: France/Cambodia Year: 2011 Duration: 96 mins Language: Khmer and French with English subtitles Theatrical release: Cambodia, 19 Jan 2012 SYNOPSIS Discover the unknown history of the birth and destruction of Cambodian cinema, from the first film ever made in 1960 to the arrival of the Khmer Rouges in 1975. In 15 years, about 400 films were [...]

/ 03/03/2012 3:06 AM

IDFA selects 2 Asian projects for its “online Forum”

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has selected five projects to pitch for funding at part of a ‘Forum Online’ initiative, including 2 from or about Asia. Both speak about marriage in Cambodia and India. The projects are all from countries that are typically less represented at the IDFA Forum and other pitching events in Europe, and all five [...]

/ 02/02/2012 11:46 PM

Five Asian docs and reports selected by FIPA 2012

Some Asian docs and reports were selected for the 25th FIPA which happened from 25 to 29 january in Biarritz (France). One of them won the Fipa d’argent Special prize in the doc section. 2012 official selection / documentary . The Kingdom of Mr. Edhi   FIPA D’ARGENT / Special Prize The Kingdom of Mister Edhi is a fly-on-the-wall portrait [...]