Archive for category: Finland

/ 04/24/2012 11:46 AM

“It’s a crazy, visual sport” (The Ottawa Citizen)

This ancient game involves players competing to control a headless goat. An Ottawa filmmaker has captured the action.   Ottawa-area filmmaker Najeeb Mirza first saw the sport of buzkashi in Tajikistan in 2004. And he was hooked. BY KENDRA HOSKIN OTTAWA CITIZEN (APRIL 23, 2012) The age-old Central Asian game involves men on horseback competing for control of the headless [...]

/ 03/03/2012 1:36 PM

“Planet of snail” (2011 / South-Korea)

South Korea – Japan / 2011 / HD – 16:9 87′ (feature edition) – 52′ (TV version) Language: Korean with english subtitles Director: Seung-Jun Yi Producer: Min-Chul Kim, Gary Kam (CreativeEAST) Co-producer: Janne Niskala (Vaski Filmi / Finland) Worldwide distribution: Cat&Docs SYNOPSIS: I come from planet of snail where people communicate by touching each other. We call ourselves “snails” because [...]

/ 03/02/2012 3:01 AM

“Planet of Snail” touching in many ways (Korean Herald)

Of all our senses, the sense of touch arguably is the most intimate. It develops before all the other senses, and it’s one of the first ways in which children learn about their environment and bond with others. It brings pleasure, protection and emotional support. Even after our sight weakens and hearing fades, this sense usually stays with us. Director [...]

/ 11/29/2011 1:46 AM

Canada/China boxing documentary received European support

European broadcasters in the UK and Scandinavia have joined Canadian EyeSteel for the financing of a rare Canadian-Chinese copro, a film about poor, rural Chinese teenagers training in Western-style boxing school. Canada’s EyeSteel Film has just announced presales of the film “China Heavyweight” to YLE in Finland, Channel 4 in the UK, TV2 in Denmark. Two Canadian networks also jumped on board: Superchannel and [...]