Post Tagged with: "India"

/ 08/04/2012 2:06 PM

TVF secures major Asian deals (rapidtvnews.com)

Distributor TVF International has acquired several new Asian programmes, and made a number of UK documentary sales. It has picked up “Special Forces” from History Channel Asia, a documentary series that looks at Asia’s elite special ops unit; “Asia’s Underworld” from C&I Network Asia, which looks at the face of crime in the region; “Property Hunter” from Channel NewsAsia and [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 07/14/2012 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 [...]

/ 07/11/2012 12:20 AM

Sundance Institute backs 5 new doc projects from or about Asia

The Sundance Institute has bestowed US$490,000 in grants to 27 feature-length documentary projects, including 5 projects from or about Asia. The grants, made via the Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP), come as the DFP celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Since its inception, it has awarded grants to more than 425 documentary filmmakers in 61 countries. Sundance Institute [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/28/2012 9:02 AM

The superhuman lives of our documentary makers (livemint.com)

Festival acclaim and media attention help nudge documentaries from relative obscurity towards mainstream attention It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a documentary! Faiza Ahmed Khan’s hugely enjoyable “Supermen Of Malegaon” is finally swooping down on PVR multiplexes on 29 June, a little over four years after it was completed. “Supermen of Malegaon” spotlights the tiny Malegaon film industry, whose [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/20/2012 9:59 AM

From “Mohammed to Maya”: A Spiritual Transition (indiawest)

Maya Jafer, a transgender Muslim woman from South Asia, shares her story in the documentary, “Rites of Passage.”  Growing up in India, the only person who knew Mohammed Jafer’s true identity was a Buddhist monk: “I see the woman in you,” he said, “and I want to call you Maya because I see a lot of love in you.” But [...]

/ 06/13/2012 10:25 AM

TAP supported “Supermen of Malegaon” gets theatrical release in India

After successful screenings at several festivals across the globe, “Supermen of Malegaon” is slated for its theatrical release in India on June 29, 2012.  “Supermen of Malegaon” is a documentary that captures a motley bunch of cinema fanatics in Malegaon, Maharashtra who remake Bollywood and Hollywood films on miniscule budgets, which they shoot and star in, and screen for their [...]

/ 06/11/2012 5:35 PM

6 doc films about Asia at Silverdocs 2012

For its 10ths anniversary, Silverdocs will have some Asian flavour. During 7 days (June 18-24, 2012), audience will be able to discover 6 doc films about Asia, from Canada,  China, Korea and USA. THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT Xun Yu “Fish”  | 2010 | China  | Silver Spectrum | 112 min. Director Xun Yu uses a thoughtful approach to look at the loss of [...]