Archive for category: NEWS

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/27/2012 11:00 PM

CCTV-9 fell in love with a Taiwanese doc

Taiwan-based doc producer and distributor The Classic Vision has sold a feature-length documentary about love and marriage to CCTV9 in China and is seeking broadcast partners for a spin-off series. “Let’s Fall in Love” is a 90-minute film from director Wuna Wu and producer Ging Lee. It follows the work of matchmaker and relationship counsellor Hellen Chen and the couples [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/26/2012 10:29 AM

A filmmaker’s odyssey (China Daily)

Documentary director Fan Lixin has launched a personal screening odyssey to promote his film on migrant workers. An award-winning documentary’s creator has hit the road to ensure his work on migrant workers is seen by the masses. Sun Li reports in Beijing. Documentary maker Fan Lixin has had an unexpected big-screen hit with his first work, “Last Train Home”, about the [...]

/ 06/24/2012 1:29 PM

“Red Obsession” documentary to explore Bordeaux-China relationship (decanter.com)

Further details have been released about the new feature-length documentary about the mutual ‘obsession’ between Bordeaux and China, starring some of the biggest names in the international wine world. by Adam Lechmere in decanter.com, 19 June 2012 Red Obsession, which started filming during en primeur in Bordeaux in April 2011, features wine commentators and producers from Oz Clarke and Steven Spurrier [...]

/ 06/23/2012 2:26 PM

India’s uncomfortable truths on film (The Guardian)

Anand Patwardhan, whose work will be featured in the Sheffield documentary festival next week, is the foremost Indian documentary maker of his generation. Time and time again, in landmark films such as “Bombay Our City” (1985), “In The Name of God” (1992) and “War and Peace” (2002), he has exposed the glaring realities about topics on which modern-day India, wedded [...]

/ 06/22/2012 1:54 PM

Documentary about Fox Island’s Rittenberg to premiere in Seattle (thenewstribune.com)

Sidney Rittenberg has been called Chairman Mao’s favorite American. The 90-year-old Fox Island resident spent 34 years in China, sometimes at Mao’s side and at other times in prison. “The Revolutionary” features Sidney Rittenberg with Chairman Mao Zedong. During his early years in China, Rittengerg knew and supported him. By Craig Sailor thenewstribune.com, 05/25/12 Sidney Rittenberg has been called Chairman Mao’s [...]

/ 06/21/2012 3:13 PM

Submission deadline for DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival

DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ DOCS) is almost closing its call for submission for its 4th edition which will happen in September 20-26, 2012. DEADLINE: July 2, 2012 DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ DOCS) is an annual festival for documentary films presented jointly by Gyeonggi province and Paju city. Held in a buffer zone, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, DMZ Docs 2012 [...]

/ 06/20/2012 5:16 PM

Open City Docs Fest London 2011 will screen 7 doc films from or about Asia

21st – 24th June – OPEN CITY DOCS FEST -Celebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London - “Open City Docs Fest” is a festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. This year, the diverse programme offers more than 100 films from around the world, including 7 doc films [...]