Stories about Film from September, 2013
VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt
The Egyptian citizen collective Mosireen has been tirelessly documenting the #Jan25 revolution and the events that followed in images and documentaries. One of their very last creations is “Prayer of Fear”, a filmpoem by Mahmoud Ezzat narrated by Mosireen member Salma Said. Between roving and painful memories, the filmpoem stuns...
Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India
Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.
Chile's Student Uprising: ‘There’s a Story to Be Told’
Global Voices spoke to Pablo Navarrete, who is making a documentary with his father about the Chilean students who are trying to do away with vestiges of the Pinochet dictatorship.
Film Screening of East Timor's First Feature in Dili
The Díli premiere of East Timor’s first locally produced feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz (Beatriz’s War), takes place today, September 17, 2013. The love story spans the years of Indonesian occupation and beyond (1975 – 2009): [confronting] the issues at the heart of modern East Timor: forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice. The producers, FairTrade...
South Korean Film Questioning Warship Sinking Pulled from Theaters
A major cinema chain pulled a documentary film challenging the government's explanation of the Cheonan warship incident. Their move appears to have backfired.
Story Behind the “Cancelled” Beijing Independent Film Festival
Like other sensitive events, the Beijing Independent Film Festival was announced cancelled but quietly had its full program of screenings and panels held on schedule, except the opening ceremony. Liz Tung from Beijing Cream interviewed the festival's artistic director Dong Bingfeng on the story behind “cancellation”.
When Reality TV Meets Humanitarian Action in Italy
Many Italians are already criticising RAI 1's humanitarian aid reality TV show in development, several months before it is scheduled to air.