Archive for category: DOCUMENTARIES

/ 08/20/2012 4:41 PM

Wuxing / BBC co-pro doc about “Kung Fu” starts shooting in West China (sina.com)

The documentary “Kung Fu” (Gong Fu) co-produced by Beijing Wuxing Legend Production and the BBC has started shooting in Dunhuang, Gansu province.  Mark Harris, who have won three Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, will be the executive producer of the doc. He will also write the script for the doc, which will be composed of interviews on the famous [...]

/ 08/06/2012 2:32 PM

KBS and BBC join together to create a K-Pop documentary and concert

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) have decided to join forces for the creation of two K-pop projects. A representative of KBS stated on August 3rd KST, “The president of KBS, Kim In Kyu, met with the current director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, and soon-to-be director, George Entwistle. He received an offer to hold [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 07/19/2012 6:27 PM

China’s Modern Dancers Emerge on Screen (Wall Street Journal)

Choreographer Tere O’Connor flails his arms and gyrates an invisible Hula-Hoop, struggling to convey the idea of improvisation to members of the Beijing Modern Dance Co. The dancers, already grappling with the language barrier, simply mimic his moves — not the point, as he tells them in the new documentary “Taste of Body.” It is one of several cultural collisions [...]

/ 07/06/2012 2:07 PM

Blakeway wins series for China (broadcastnow.co.uk)

Blakeway Productions has partnered a Chinese indie to make a landmark series about the West that is being lined up for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The Ten Alps-owned documentary specialist is in production on the 7 x 30-minute series that will feature China media theorist Hugo de Burgh unpicking some of the myths about Western culture. By Jake [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/29/2012 8:37 AM

“Crossing the Bering Strait” (Germany) (pre-production)

Title: Crossing the Bering Strait Synopsis: They’re the Odd Couple of the new millennium: George Koumal and Joe Henri. This unlikely duo have dedicated their lives to connecting Siberia and Alaska via the longest tunnel in the world – 85 kilometers across the Bering Strait. The intercontinental railway would drastically shorten transport times between Asia and North America, and provide [...]

/ 06/27/2012 9:43 AM

“Ryefield Sailors” (Taiwan) (pre-production)

Title: Ryefield Sailors Original title: About China Synopsis: This film follows the fortunes of two of these farm boys, their hopes and their fears, and the teacher who guides them on their course for the ocean – in a school marooned in the middle of a wheatfield, five hundred miles from the coast. One is just starting out, and is [...]