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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Films document horror of labour camps 50 years ago and today

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com One tells of starving children slaving in Sichuan forest, the other of women's modern-day torture Films document labour camp hell then and now When Xie ... by the piece, Xie decided to interview Zeng and two dozen former child labourers. Her work resulted in the documentary Juvenile Labourers Confined in Dabao, being premiered today in Hong Kong's ...

  2. News - China Insider - documentary

    Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... is indeed promoted it would definitely help the documentary’s production,” Deng said. “The film’s focus on Liu’s military contribution is mainly because there are already plenty of films depicting ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A new documentary series portraying Mao Zedong’s right-hand man, Liu Shaoqi, will begin shooting on Wednesday, official media reported. The former No 2 leader ...

  3. Lifestyle

    Theresa Loong's documentary about POW father

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:48pm by Bernice Chan

    ... in the film. Theresa says that while she was able to fill in a lot of gaps about her father's early life, making the documentary also "reinforced things". "Part ... for the screening of her documentary, Everyday is a Holiday, at the Asia Society last Thursday. The booklet had been his diary. Loong was 19 when he was captured, in Indonesia. He had been a civilian ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - WINE

    Wine documentary lets genie out of the bottle

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Bernice Chan

    ... that became the foundation of our film." Red Obsession is also the rare documentary that's narrated by Russell Crowe. The actor is a family friend of Ross' executive producer Robert ... on the grapevine Warwick Ross was nervous at the first-ever preview of Red Obsession, the documentary he co-scripted and directed with David Roach about the 2009 Bordeaux vintage that fetched record prices ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Kevin Spacey's love of theatre shines through documentary about 'Richard III' tour

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by Reuters

    ... Eric Kelsey Documentary about Richard III tour shows Spacey's love of theatre Kevin Spacey, the two-time Oscar-winning actor and star of one of the most talked-about online streaming shows House of Cards, leans forward and says that even in his lofty status among Hollywood actors, he still has a personal point to prove. With new documentary Now: In the Wings on a World ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Documentary director Matthew Torne says Hong Kong is 'still a colony'

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Activism film director says HK is 'still a colony' The director of a fly-on-the-wall documentary film that follows a year of protest by two young Hong ... insight into his motivation for making the HK$3 million film, which casts its two main subjects in a positive light: "I'd argue that Hong Kong is still now a colony. Sovereign rule has ...

  7. News - World - FILM

    Sundance honours go to jazz drama Whiplash and documentary Rich Hill

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles Jazz drama Whiplash gets top Sundance honour Musical drama Whiplash and documentary Rich Hill, about inhabitants of a poverty-stricken rural US town, have taken top honours at the Sundance Film Festival awards, a key accolade for independent films. Whiplash, the opening night film starring Miles Teller and J.K.Simmons, enticed audiences with its story ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Documentary on the Maryknoll nuns sets its director on new path

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Documentary maker Nancy Tong talks to Kate Whitehead about her latest film and how it is prompting a new slant to her work Creature of habits It's 1922 ... film producers were given more time to work on documentaries, more time to research and find the story they wanted to tell. She's fortunate that since 1999 teaching positions have paid ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US youth justice scandal highlighted in documentary 'Kids for Cash'

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Philadelphia Documentary shows how teenagers jailed by corrupt judges are rebuilding their lives Youth justice scandal highlighted in US film Charlie Balasavage, ... for zero-tolerance policies and a secretive juvenile court system, according to a story detailed in a new US documentary Kids for Cash. "I wanted them to be scared out of their minds. I don't ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Missing Picture is a reminder of Khmer Rouge atrocities

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... to an end, films like Rithy Panh's The Missing Picture remind the Southeast Asian country's citizens, and the world at large, of the horror that befell its people between 1975 and 1979. ... one which saw the deaths of close to a quarter of Cambodia's population in just four years. Somehow able to defy the odds and stay alive, Rithy Panh has crafted a documentary ...




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