Archive for category: INTERVIEWS

/ 08/16/2012 11:50 AM

Ariel Snar : “International film makers who want to make docs in Afghanistan should work with Afghan film-makers”

In this exclusive interview to ADN, the Canadian / Afghan director Ariel Snar speaks about his film “Boxing girls from Kabul”. He is also pushing international doc-makers to do more docs about Afghanistan and to work with emerging local film makers. . Could you introduce yourself ? I’ve been making films for about six years. After studying history, believing that [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 07/12/2012 9:43 AM

Rick Minnich (Germany): “I’m open to collaborate with Asian filmmakers, producers and broadcasters on their projects or my own”

In an exclusive interview to ADN, the American filmmaker Rick Minnich explains why his new doc project about Bering Strait is very linked to China and Asia. He also speaks about his career and other projects in or about Asia.  • Could you introduce yourself ? I’m an American independent filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany. After getting my B.A. in [...]

/ 07/03/2012 10:23 AM

Charlene Shih (Dynamic): “even with little funding, Taiwan has more opportunities for people who want to make docs”

Charlene Shih, the Taiwanese doc director and producer speaks about her last and new projects, some strong stories about China, Taiwan and even Japan.  Could you introduce yourself ? I was born and raised in Taiwan. At 19, I went to the United States to further my education, studied fine arts in undergrad, and received MFA in Experimental Animation in [...]

/ 06/26/2012 11:25 AM

Nicolas Deschamps (ITV Studio France): “Land of the Panda is a film where emotion is driving awareness”

In an exclusive interview for ADN, Nicolas Deschamps, head of documentaries at ITV Studio France speaks about “Land of the Panda”, its first experience of production in China. Could you introduce yourself? After studying film and getting a Masters in cultural politics, I walked into the great family of media through the door of television. First at TV5, then France [...]

/ 06/19/2012 10:14 AM

Seungjun Yi (S. Korea) :”global audience would like to see docs about Asia with different perspectives”

Seungjun Yi is the lucky director of “Planet of Snail” for which he recently won many awards. In this exclusive interview for ADN, the South Korean doc maker speaks about his film and his new project.    Could you introduce yourself (education, career background, filmography) ? I studied Asian history at my university and started my carrier as a documentary [...]

/ 06/08/2012 3:32 PM

Nisha Pahuja (Canada / India): “making documentaries allows to explore ideas, complex lived realities and experiences”

Nisha Pahuja won Documentary Award at this year Tribeca Festival with her new doc “the world before her”. In this exclusive interview to ADN, she speaks about her work of director and producer. Could you introduce yourself ? I am a doc filmmaker based in Toronto and  Bombay. I was born in New Delhi and moved to Canada as a [...]

/ 05/24/2012 8:18 PM

Duncan Jepson (HK): “It is very nice to win awards but it is much more satisfying to get people to support a subject”

The HK based producer and director Duncan Jepson presents its current documentary film about Youth in Hong Kong and speaks about the doc industry in Asia. . Can you tell us your personal and professional story ?  I was born in Sheffield, UK to a Chinese mother and English Father. My mother had moved from Singapore in the 1950s 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 [...]

/ 05/04/2012 9:22 PM

S. Friedlander (USA): “doc. film is an ideal medium for telling stories of people and cultures that I cared deeply about”

US born Sasha Friedlander is the lucky producer and director of  “Where Heaven Meets Hell” which is currently shown at Hot Docs. She explains us the production process of her first film and tells us about he new projects. Could you introduce yourself  ? My name is Sasha Friedlander, and I’m an emerging filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. I [...]