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Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson at ADFF 2011

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Environmental films played a key role in this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival. One of the eco-docs to screen at the 2011 ADFF was ECO-PIRATE: The Story of Paul Watson (2011), a film that focuses on the notorious eco-pirate, Paul Watson, who once had been named ‘persona non grata’ in Iceland after he had sunk two whaling ships in the Reykjavik harbor in 1988. The film tackles a heated political debate from the 1970’s till present day about the whaling industry, which is responsible for decim...

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson at RIFF 2011

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It’s a noteworthy irony that one of the eco-documentary films awarded at this year’s Reykjavik Film Festival is ECO-PIRATE: The Story of Paul Watson (2011), a film that focuses on the notorious eco-pirate, Paul Watson, who once had been named ‘persona non grata’ in Iceland after he had sunk two whaling ships in the Reykjavik harbor in 1988. The film tackles a heated political debate from the 1970’s till present day about the whaling industry, which is responsible for decimating the wor...

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson at RIFF 2011

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It’s a noteworthy irony that one of the eco-documentary films awarded at this year’s Reykjavik Film Festival is ECO-PIRATE: The Story of Paul Watson (2011), a film that focuses on the notorious eco-pirate, Paul Watson, who once had been named ‘persona non grata’ in Iceland after he had sunk two whaling ships in the Reykjavik harbor in 1988. The film tackles a heated political debate from the 1970’s till present day about the whaling industry, which is responsible for decimating the wor...

Paul Watson in Durban

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Paul Watson at Durban International Film Festival Time Magazine called him one of the 20 environmental heroes of the 20th century.  The Guardian mentioned him as one of 50 people who could save the planet. These are some of the numerous accolades bestowed on Paul Watson which also include honorary citizenships, environmental, animal rights and human rights awards.He has also been denied visas, banned in certain places, and arrested on numerous occasions for his provocative activism....

Film gems in Durban

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Great Line-up at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival   The 32nd Durban International Film Festival kicks off on 21 July with the World Premiere of the South African film Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher.  Set during the last days of apartheid, the Durban-shot film tells the story of a group of South African township youngsters who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. There is drama, romance, rivalry, and tragedy in this c...

A VIFF 2009 Preview

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Follow the Money   In the wake of the worldwide financial crisis, a particularly fascinating group of films has emerged that might help explain the mess we're in. In the Vancouver International Film Festival's Follow the Money series, various sectors of the economy (and aspects of human nature) are examined in illuminating, scarifying and perversely entertaining detail.   It's worth remembering that last year's VIFF took place in the midst of the very worst stret...

Culinary Cinema at Berlinale 2009

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A taste for the truth is the common theme of the films in the Culinary Cinema of the Berlinale, which is taking place for the third time from February 8-13, 2009. This year, the programme comprises five feature films, five documentaries and four short films which are to be shown accompanied by culinary highlights and discussions. On February 8, events will begin with hard facts on the food industry served up by the American documentary Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner in the new Berlinale cinema Frie...

DOK Leipzig | Award Winners 2007

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DOK Leipzig | Award Winners 2007: The International Jury for Documentary Film awards for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)a Golden Dove along with euros 10,000 granted by TELEPOOL to the film "Nu te supara, dar ... " (Don’t Get Me Wrong) by Adina Pintilie (Romania) a Silver Dove along with euros 3,000 partially funded by Corona Films to the film "Kinder. Wie die Zeit vergeht." (Children. As Time Flies.) by Thomas Heise (Germany)The International Jury for Documen...

SHARKWATER Moving Towards National Release

Monday, July 16-------SHARKWATER, the eco-documentary by champion diver and eco activist Rob Stewart, is moving towards a national release in the US after winning a slew of US and international awards. The film is screening tomorrow on Martha's Vineyard as part of the Martha's Vineyard Film Society summer film series (the same organization that presents the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival in September).For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What...

Film In Focus: SHARKWATER

Saturday, November 11---SHARKWATER, a stunningly beautiful nature documentary, brings audiences a rarely seen view of the kingdom below the seas. Filmed in high definition video, this beautiful and intense ecological film explores the shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. But SHARKWATER is not your typical National Geographic panora...

Leipzig Docu Kickoff for the 48th time

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The day has come for celebrating the opening of the 48th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, presenting the first two films selected for competition: "The Giant Buddhas" (Christian Frei, Switzerland) and "Element of Light" (Richard Reeves, USA). Numerous international guests are expected, including more than 100 filmmakers, whose productions will be presented during the festival.The following filmmakers are among those expected: Jenny Abel (USA) , Akram Agha (Syria), Jan va...

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