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Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!

Director: Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Friedman.
Over 60 million Indians belong to communities imprisoned by the British as "criminals by birth." The Chhara of Ahmedabad, in Western India, are one of 198 such "Criminal Tribes." Declaring that they are "born actors," not "born criminals," a group of Chhara youth have turned to street theater in their fight against police brutality, corruption, and the stigma of criminality — a stigma internalized by their own grandparents. 'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' follows the lives of these young actors and their families as they take their struggle to the streets, hoping their plays will spark a revolution.

Leipzig Festival presentation

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The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig - is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title "All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film", as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festi...

Peter Hutton will present a broad retrospective of his work at DOCUMENTA MADRID

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  At his year´s 7th festival, DOCUMENTA MADIRD is offering broad programming in it´s parallel sections, including a series entitled "USA INDEPENDENTS" retrospectives of three filmmakers -Peter Hutton, Ben Russell and Joseph Strick- who have left their mark on recent history for their creative and revolutionary visions of the genre.  Peter Hutton has been a crucial figure in American documentary and experimental film for forty years. Hutton is the last link in the Nort...

Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) will feature Russia

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From 13 to 20 March 2010, the 24th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) offers Swiss audiences hitherto unknown pearls from Asia, Latin America, Africa, as well as from Europe. The appearance of contemporary Russian cinema is one of the highlights of this year's festival. The first elements of the programme were revealed today. Twelve features and documentaries have been selected for the international competition. Six parallel sections totalling 60 films and a forum with ...

Portrait of Marco Muller Biennale Fest director

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  Director/ Marco Müller Born in Rome on 7th June 1953 of Italo-Swiss father and Italo-Greco-Brazilian mother. After a period of university and post-university studies (1971-1975: orientalism and anthropology in Italy; 1975-1977: specialisation and state doctorate in China), he began undertaking research and teaching in Italy (1977-1980: research in the field, ethnological publications, ethnomusicology and visual anthropology; seminars and university cour...

Romano cinema and culture at B-EST

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This year, Charta Cultural Foundation and the National Center for Roma Culture, with the support of S.C. Niro Investment S.A., propose a challenging new section within B-EST International Film Festival, entitled ROMANO CINEMA AND CULTURE – featuring films about the Roma culture and cinematography, scheduled to be screened on March 27th and March 28th at Studio Cinema. The intercultural dialogue is one of the necessary conditions of a modern society and one cannot deny the fact that t...

Miami Short Film Festival Jury Members

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2008 Judges at the Miami Shortfilmfestival November 17-23 M. Evelina Galang is the author of two books of fiction, HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, a collection of short stories and the novel, ONE TRIBE. Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ON...

Arnaud Desplechin wil open French Cinema Now in SF

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The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now (October 8 - 12, Landmark's Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore at Clay), an inaugural festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. The latest expansion in the Film Society's year-round programming, this new addition to the fall schedule focuses on bringing the most significant new work from one of the w...

history of Festival Internazionale del Film sull'Arte e di Biografie d'Artisti

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After a long break the Art Film Festival was re-established in  2001 as “AsoloArtFilmFestival”. Its origins date back to 1973, when Flavia Paulon together with the local authority decided to encourage the cultural awakening of Asolo’s small town, by creating the “Festival Internazionale del Film sull’Arte e di Biografie d’Artisti”, destined to become right from its first edition one of the most important exhibitions in the world.Flavia Paulon, critic, writer and a significant pres...

Encounters South African International Festival

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The 8th edition of Encounters South African International Documentary FestivalJohannesburg: Nu Metro Hyde Park 14 July – 23 July 2006Cape Town: Nu Metro V & A Waterfront 21 July – 6 August 2006Every year Encounters brings to South African audiences ‘factional’ films. Films that often contradict popular beliefs, but that still allow people to make up their own minds about what is happening in the world – the intimate, the political, the musical, the personal. This year, Encounter’s 8t...

Robin Spry to be Honoured Posthumously by The New Montreal FilmFest

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Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Robin Spry, who died in a car crash in March, will be honoured with a retrospective including five of his early films during the Festival’s inaugural edition, September 18-25, 2005.One of the most important documentary directors of the National Film Board in the late 1960s and early 70s, Spry went on to become a fiction director of considerable repute with such political and social dramas as Prologue (1969), One Man (1977), Drying Up the Streets (1978) and Suzanne ...

Liv Ullmann to receive a Career Achievement Tribute in Miami

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Miami International Film Festival Announces Special ProgramsMiami International Film FestivalThe mission of the Miami International Film Festival is to bring the best of world cinema to South Florida. MIFF uses the unique geographical and cultural position of Miami to make the festival a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and U.S. films, with special focus on Ibero-American cinema. Both juried and audience awards are given in dramatic and documentary categories.The Miami Internat...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Miami International Film Festival Announces Program

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 22nd annual Festival to be held February 4-13, 2005.118 Films—87 Features and 31 Shorts—from 47 Countries Highlight 2005 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 33 East Coast PremieresUnveiled today for the 2005 program were 118 films from 47 countries, including 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North Am...

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