Archive for category: Myanmar

/ 05/30/2012 7:51 PM

5 of the 10 new PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards winners for 2012 speaks about Asia

BRITDOC Foundation and PUMA just announced the ten new first PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award winners for 2012. Among these projects, 5 are about Asia. Concurrent with the announcement of the winners, PUMA.Creative and BRITDOC Foundation announced the second call for PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards for 2012 applications open. For more information on applications, you can visit the website. Applications for Summer Call are now [...]

/ 05/11/2012 11:21 PM

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012 with a strong taste of Asia

Doc/Fest’s 19th edition will bring to Sheffield some of this year’s documentary heavy-hitters and will also show the best of docs from or about Asia. The festival programme includes 120 films from dozens of countries, including 16 films from or about Asia, 300 speakers from the digital and docs sector and over 150 buyers and decision makers from 20 countries participate [...]

/ 04/06/2012 10:10 PM

A professor’s documentary reveals the beauty of Burma (suntimes.com)

‘THEY CALL IT MYANMAR: LIFTING THE CURTAIN’ ★★★ A documentary written and directed by Robert H. Lieberman. Running time: 70 minutes. No MPAA rating. Opening Wednesday at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema. BY ROGER EBERT Film Critic April 1, 2012 I’ve never seen a documentary with more smiling faces. The people of Burma seem sunny and cheerful, kind and eager to [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 02/29/2012 10:23 PM

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain (2011, USA)

  2011 | USA | 58, 83 min |Director: Robert H. Lieberman | Producers: Deborah C. Hoard, Photosynthesis Productions About Burma SYNOPSIS “The story of Burma, told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a 2 year period by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman. It provides an astonishing and intimate look inside at what has been one of the most isolated countries on the planet, [...]

/ 02/12/2012 10:24 PM

Two docs about Burma set for broadcast and big screen

While Burma is entering in a new political era, 2 documentaries about this country are coming to small and big screens. . “Burma Soldier”, the film directed by Nic Dunlop and produced by Julie leBrocquy, just announced its next broadcasting in Poland, Holland, South Africa, UK, Canada, Latin America and Middle East.  Last october, the film won the Top Prize at United Nations Association [...]

/ 10/26/2011 7:23 PM

ITVS selects 3 Asian doc projects for its International Call 2011

Among the 8 international documentary projects which have received funding via The Independent Television Service’s (ITVS) International Call for 2011, 3 are about Asia. They are part of its Global Perspectives project. All of the eight projects are slated for eventual broadcast, including slots on US PBS series such as Independent Lens and P.O.V., and the international series Global Voices. “We are [...]