Archive for category: Pakistan

/ 08/04/2012 2:40 PM

Mohammed Naqvi (Canada / Pakistan) “I am very open to the idea of exploring different countries through a non-fiction lens”

In this exclusive interview for ADN, the Canadian/Pakistanese director and producer Mohammed Ali Naqvi speaks about his last and new documentaries. He also explains the difficulties and importance of doing docs in and about Pakistan. . Could you introduce yourself  ? I was born in Montreal in 1979. After about four years my family moved back to Karachi, Pakistan. We [...]

/ 07/31/2012 2:24 PM

‘Saving Face’ Provokes Questions in India (india.blogs.nytimes.com)

Earlier this month, India and Pakistan concluded foreign secretary-level diplomatic talks that didn’t yield much in the way of rapprochement. Yet on July 23 and 24, the two nations shared a bonhomie typical of their cultural diplomacy, when the Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face,” filmed in Pakistan, premiered in New Delhi and Mumbai. Brought to India by the Asia Society, the [...]

/ 07/19/2012 7:31 PM

Pakistan’s Oscar-Winning film to be screened in India (brecorder.com)

Pakistan’s only Filmmaker to collect an Oscar, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is overjoyed with the success of her documentary film Saving Face, which has been screened in many countries all across the globe. The documentary will now be making its debut in neighboring India. Saving Face will be screened by the Asian Society in Delhi and Mumbai on the 23rd and [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 07/03/2012 9:38 AM

“Pakistan: Acid attack survivor sues Chinoy” (zeenews.india.com)

Karachi: An acid attack survivor, whose harrowing story inspired Oscar award winning documentary by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, has filed a case against the documentary filmmaker for not paying her compensation and other benefits. Rukhsana, who hails from Muzaffargarh, filed the case against Chinoy in the Multan sessions court in which she has claimed that the filmmaker had offered her compensation [...]

/ 07/02/2012 9:24 AM

“Footprints in the Desert” (India) (In production)

Title: Footprints in the Desert Synopsis: The film will be a human story of the India and Pakistan Border lying across the vast expanse of rolling golden sand of Rajasthan through the footprints in the desert. The ancient wisdom of finding a person or a lost camel tracing the footprints lies with a community residing along the border of India [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/27/2012 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 [...]

/ 05/24/2012 5:05 AM

Acid attack victims seek to block ‘Saving Face’ Pakistan screening (Global Post)

Acid attack victims who were featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face” sought to block its screening in Pakistan. By Priyanka Boghani In May 23, 2012 The survivors of acid attacks who were featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face” threatened to go to court to block the film from being shown in Pakistan, according to the BBC. The subjects [...]