documentary filmmaker

Only documentaries reflect the truth: Naseeruddin Shah


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who has been in the Hindi film industry for over three decades, believes documentaries are essential as they are the only form ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ promises full on entertainment (IANS Preview)


August 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Wait is over for all Salman Khan fans as the star is coming to cinema halls Wednesday with "Ek Tha Tiger" to celebrate Independence ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Sundance film connects to India with message to adopt girl child


March 19th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Hollywood producer and documentary filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton is reaching out to the Indian youth and parents with her documentary, "Somewhere Between" with the message ... Read more...

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Distribution system is ruined in Bollywood: Documentary filmmaker (With Images)


March 17th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Well-known documentary filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, who had to wait for four years to release his first feature film "The Forest", says the unsystematic distribution system ... Read more...

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Proud that a woman got Pakistan’s first Oscar: Ali Zafar


March 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar is happy that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a woman, picked up the first Oscar for his country. He describes it as a great ... Read more...

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Rakesh Nath wins Kovalam fest’s Emerging Writer’s Award


September 17th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Rakesh Nath, a 26-year-old journalist and writer based in Kerala, has won the second edition of the Emerging Writers' Award, an initiative of the Kovalam ... Read more...

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‘Michael’ to be premiered at Toronto fest, director nervous


September 5th, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Debutant director Ribhu Dasgupta, whose "Michael" is the only Hindi film selected for world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, says he feels honoured but ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker ruffles feathers in Nepal


August 18th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) An Indian filmmaker, who followed the trail of migrant Nepali labourers from poverty-racked farwestern Nepal to India's glamour and business capital Mumbai and their return home ... Read more...

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Tommy Mottola’s life story set for documentary


July 26th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola's life story will be featured in a new music documentary.Filmmaker Richard Stratton's movie about the music mogul, who married ... Read more...

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New film classification system to replace censorship: Samson


June 15th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Leela Samson Tuesday promised to bring in more transparency in the film certification process and said a new film ... Read more...

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Films by jailed Iranian directors to be screened at Cannes


May 11th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, May 11 (IANS) Jailed Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof's films, which were made in "semi-clandestine conditions", will be screened at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival.Rasoulof's "Be ... Read more...

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World of Indian diaspora to come alive in docu series


May 1st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The world of the Indian diaspora, their life in all its shades of colours, will soon come alive in a series of documentaries that well-known ... Read more...

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‘Yogi Bear’ perfect for little kids (IANS Movie Review)


April 24th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Yogi Bear"; Voiceovers: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller; Director: Eric Brevig; Rating: **Not all films need to be looked at cinematically. They can be ... Read more...

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Anand Patwardhan Admits His Films On Social Issues Don’t Reach The Mass!


January 14th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indian documentary filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan was present at the 6th edition of VIBGYOR International Short & Documentary Film Festival which was held at the Thrissur Press Club on Tuesday. During ... Read more...

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Asians awarded for their work on human development


January 13th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Jan.13 (ANI): Journalists from Bhutan and India and researchers from Indonesia and Vietnam have been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for their work on women's status in the ... Read more...

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‘Peepli Live’ - will it make it to Oscars?


December 13th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Will "Peepli Live" make it to the final Oscar nomination list? It's a bit early to start the debate, but the dark comedy about corruption ... Read more...

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Spanish documentary wins Golden Lamp at IFFI


November 30th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Spanish short film "Extinction II" won the Golden Lamp award at the 41st International Film Festival of India's Short Film Centre (SFC)."Extinction II" is made by Spanish ... Read more...

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Media exposure rocked mining boat in Niyamgiri: Filmmaker


November 26th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) International media exposure acts like oxygen and helps to optimise the effect of people's agitations against rampaging multinational corporations, according to a leading Indian documentary filmmaker. ... Read more...

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Documentary Filmmaker George Hickenlooper Passes Away At 47


October 31st, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Denver, Oct 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Documentary filmmaker George Hickenlooper passed away on October 29, 2010 leaving his friends and family mourning for his death. His family confirmed the news to ... Read more...

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Indian themes showcased at Vienna film fest


October 26th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, Oct 26 (IANS) "Pink Saris" and "Jan Villa" are two of the India-themed films being shown at the Viennale, the city's international film festival. While the former focuses on ... Read more...

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Mistry dismayed at varsity yielding to Sena on his book


October 18th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Rohinton Mistry, author of the 1990 Booker Prize-nominated "Such A Long Journey", Monday said he was not surprised by Shiv Sena's agitation for the book's ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker Vijay Kumar leaves US (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian documentary filmmaker Vijay Kumar, who was arrested and jailed in the US for carrying brass knuckles and "jehadi literature" in his baggage, has finally made ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker set to return home after pleading guilty


September 9th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) An Mumbai-based documentary filmmaker is finally set to be released from a Texas jail after pleading "no contest" to charges of illegally carrying brass knuckles in ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker to stay in jail in US


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Indian documentary filmmaker Vijay Kumar, arrested in Houston for allegedly carrying "jihadist" literature and brass knuckles in his checked baggage, will remain behind bars without bail ... Read more...

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Indian arrested with jehadi literature in US (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) An Indian national has been arrested at Houston airport for carrying jehadi literature and brass knuckles, media reports said. Vijay Kumar, 40, was arrested Friday at the George ... Read more...

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India now has seven magazines on gay issues


August 8th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) After a far-reaching judgment on homosexuality last year, India's publishing world is abuzz with as many as seven magazines on issues of interest and concern ... Read more...

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Trafficking in women getting worse: Filmmaker


May 5th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Every month at least 500 girls each are trafficked from Nepal and Bangladesh to India through the eastern corridor, and the figures are rising, ... Read more...

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She puts Goan culture on Portuguese TV


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, April 22 (IANS) She is a Portuguese citizen of Goan origin who believes there is much more to Goa than just just beaches and night life. As a young ... Read more...

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No clue of Brit filmmaker kidnapped in Pak


April 8th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.8 (ANI): No group has claimed the responsibility for the abduction of a British documentary filmmaker, Asad Qureshi, who was kidnapped along with two former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officials ... Read more...

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Indian to lead filmmakers on 3D cinema project


March 1st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 1 (IANS) Delhi-born documentary filmmaker Ali Kazimi, an associate professor in the department of film production at York University here, will lead a team of filmmakers for research ... Read more...

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UN condemns attacks that killed 17 people in Kabul


February 27th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 27 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday condemned the Taliban for the "senseless disregard" of human lives in the bomb attacks in Kabul that killed at least ... Read more...

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V. Shantaram’s Race Awards for excellence


December 26th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Jyothi VenkateshKiran Shantaram, the son of the late doyen among filmmakers- V. Shantaram who had founded the "Race Awards' seventeen years ago in memory of his father said that though ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan joins Punjab wedding ceremony…in disguise


December 20th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Faridkot (Punjab), Dec 20 (IANS) Village-girl Ramandeep Kaur in Punjab's border district of Faridkot did not have anything in common with well-known cricketer Sourav Ganguly till Saturday. Not until Aamir Khan, ... Read more...

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Kerala filmmaker’s take on climate change a hit at Copenhagen


December 19th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Kerala filmmaker Arun Bose's one-minute documentary 'My Paper Boat' about a boy who uses a string to drag a paper boat on a dry surface to drive home ... Read more...

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