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欢迎来到香港: Welcome to Hong Kong

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/02/welcome-hong-kong-2014222165512984842.html This Al-Jazeera Witness documentary was first broadcast in February 2014 and I am very glad it was. The fact that another film has been made about the issues surrounding housing in Hong Kong means that there is growing awareness that the issue exists, and more acknowledgement that the governing bodies of Hong Kong’s public … Continue reading

Our Generation: interview with Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis

Briefly: In November 2013 I wrote this post about Saban and Curtis’ moving documentary “Our Generation” which may well have been white Australians’ first encounter with indigenous rights and issues. I have just discovered this interview with the two: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/feb/14/our-generation-saban-curtis-willis One of the most important points made by Saban in the interview is as follows: “Our … Continue reading

Only When I Dance

Perhaps because I have always loved dance movies, ever since I saw Dirty Dancing for the first time when I was thirteen years old, and perhaps because I will never by any stretch of the imagination be a dancer myself, I felt inexorably compelled to watch Only When I Dance, a film about two Brazilian … Continue reading

Inshore Fishing in Lau: the role of the narrator in ethnographic film

I began watching this film because I was interested in what one of Fiji’s main industries might be and how an underdeveloped nation produces sustenance. However, once I began watching, what surprised me was the narrator. Here the narrator is American, and although I have not been able to find out any information about the … Continue reading