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Soft Vengeance Wins a Peabody Award

Soft Vengeance Wins a Peabody Award

SOFT VENGEANCE:  ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA  WINS A PEABODY AWARD NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2015 – Abby Ginzberg’s feature documentary SOFT VENGEANCE:  ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA will be honored at the 74th annual Peabody Awards ceremony it was announced today by the Peabody program at the University of Georgia.  The critically acclaimed film will receive the coveted Peabody... 

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IN CONVERSATION WITH THE IFFLA PROGRAMMING TEAM:

IN CONVERSATION WITH THE IFFLA PROGRAMMING TEAM:

We caught up with power programming team of IFFLA 2015. Jasmine Jaisinghani, Mike Dougherty, Thouly Dosios and Sudeep Sharma talk about the thought that goes into creating a world class festival. What goes into the selection criteria? It’s a combination of things. We spend the entire year looking for Indian films, as we traverse the world, we also have our submissions process and what we are looking... 

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Virsa Arts – The Storytellers

Virsa Arts – The Storytellers

This group of four friends in their early 20s who are smart as a whip has everything to make their contemporaries easily envy off. A self-made career in video direction with skills that are again self learnt and embedded, a body of happening work that’s far better than what Punjab’s youth had so far seen in the name of video direction and the spunk to do experiments that enthralled the music lovers... 

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Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s hilly affair

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s hilly affair

The town of Dharamshala is said to have no movie theatres but the splendid Dhaulandhar ranges of McLeod Ganj seems to have some tiny video parlours to show pirated latest Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Till 2012, this place had made news for being the Tibetan exile hub of India, Dalai Lama’s home, an admired destination for tourists from across the world and even the Dharamshala cricket stadium... 

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Shabnam Sukhdev – An Untold Story

Shabnam Sukhdev – An Untold Story

She likes terming herself as a tough person but on the contrary she comes across as someone that one wishes every serious filmmaker was—relaxed and carefree. Though writer, producer, director Shabnam Sukhdev might makes you feel at ease in couple of minutes but her tale would make you uncomfortable in fraction of seconds. Even her recent documentary The Last Adieu that revolves around her father... 

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Raajpal Yadav On Sharing Screen With Martin Sheen

Raajpal Yadav On Sharing Screen With Martin Sheen

What was the most rewarding part of being involved in this project? It is a big film for me and I feel that it is like slamming a double century in a test match. The film is one of the biggest tragedies in India and the role I have is an outstanding one. I felt that the film is a huge tribute to the victims – people who died or were maimed by the gas tragedy. Why did you want to be a part of Bhopal... 

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Director Ravi Kumar on Bhopal – A Prayer For Rain

Director Ravi Kumar on Bhopal – A Prayer For Rain

What was the most rewarding part of being involved in this project? The most rewarding part of the project was researching and writing the script. We met survivors and Carbide workers who have not spoken about their horrific experiences for 30 years. Why did you want to be a part of Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain? This story has relevance for future generations. The story is old enough to be told... 

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NANAK SHAH FAKIR – MADE IN INDIA BUT MADE FOR THE WORLD

NANAK SHAH FAKIR – MADE IN INDIA BUT MADE FOR THE WORLD

Every so often a film comes out of India, which is meant for an audience that is global. In the past we have had films such as Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Salaam Bombay, Lagaan, Mother India and this year could see one more, Nank Shah Fakir, the film on one of the most influential persons of the last few hundred years. What makes this film, directed by Sartaj Singh Pannu (who made his directorial debut with... 

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GOPAL SINGH – ON LIFE AFTER TRAFFIC SIGNAL

GOPAL SINGH – ON LIFE AFTER TRAFFIC SIGNAL

Sometime ago we had interviewed Gopal and titled the interview as the “Age of the Actor Emerges.” What is really heartening is that this Sahitya Kala Parishad Repertory trained graduate has gone places from there. He is now well entrenched in the world of Bollywood, and some very outstanding performances have emerged from this bundle of talent. Here we catch up with him on the cusp of his new releases: ... 

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Amberdeep Singh: The man who writes to make you laugh

Amberdeep Singh: The man who writes to make you laugh

Story, screenplay and dialogue writer Amberdeep Singh has dabbled in various fields of entertainment industry——TV serials, comedy shows and Punjabi films that have helped him make a name of himself not only in Punjab but also in Mumbai. For many his list of projects that include TV serials like Zee TV’s Chal Di Da Naam Gaddi, Star Plus’s Baa, Bahoo Aur Baby, SAB TV’s Gunwale Dulhania... 

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