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Unreliable narrative in documentary film

A few short thoughts: From Monastery to Catwalk: The Miss Tibet Beauty Pageant is a short documentary raising many important issues surrounding Tibetan politics as well as women in Tibet. For all its positives, however, it does nothing to sell Tibetan culture as one that behaves fairly towards women, mostly due to the main character … Continue reading

Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel/The Story of the Weeping Camel

A Bactrian camel mother gives birth to a rare white foal and refuses to bond with her baby. The camel farmers, who live in a yurt in the vast expanse of the Gobi desert, are at their wits’ end as to what to do. “The mother must see her son!” proclaims Odgoo, mother of three. … Continue reading

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