New documentary about Paul Simon being madeAugust 24th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A documentary about composer Paul Simon is being made. The documentary focuses on the life of Simon and his return to South Africa after the UN anti apartheid committee cleared him of any wrong doing.
The documentary is directed by Joe Berlinger who is also responsible for the documentary “Paradise Lost” in 1996. The documentary ended up earning Berlinger an Emmy and Peabody awards. That was not the biggest feat of the documentary. In fact the film influenced the release of the West Memphis Three.
The new documentary will follow the making of the album “Graceland.” The song was made about 25 years ago in the then highly segregated nation of South Africa. Several black singers came together to make the album.
Speaking about the documentary, Berlinger said that, “It’s all about the musicians he hadn’t seen in all these years. It’s a perfect antidote to the tragedy that ['Paradise Lost'] has been.”
Berlinger is making the film with Bruce Sinofsky. The duo are reportedly editing the film and they intend to get it ready for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
The Times recently reported that the UN Anti-Apartheid Committee cleared Simon of any wrongdoing ruling that he did not give any support to the South African government at the time.
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