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Stumbling Blocks Persist for Female Film Directors

By Melissa Silverstein WeNews guest author Sunday, August 11, 2013 While there are more women now working at all levels of the film industry, female directors are still not common, says Melissa Silverstein in this excerpt from “In Her Voice:… Continue Reading →

What Does the Oscars Have Against Women? #oscarwomen

It’s time for a serious national conversation on male bias in the film industry. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com February 20, 2013  | Stop the presses! Hollywood is still a man’s world. If you have any doubt, consider this: last year, six entire… Continue Reading →

#Pakistan-Jinnah wanted ‘Mussalmans’ to enter film industry #Sundayreading

By Tughral Yamin / Photo: Tughral Yamin Published: January 20, 2013 KARACHI:  Where successive Pakistani governments have subjected the country’s once prosperous film industry to official neglect, a recently discovered letter penned by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah reveals the country’s founder gave seminal… Continue Reading →

Obituary- French film-maker Chris Marker ( 1911-2012)

French film-maker Chris Marker dies The controversial Left Bank Cinema director scored an arthouse hit with Sans Soleil and made the brilliant, haunting, highly influential La Jetée The Guardian Film director Chris Marker, who has died aged 91 Chris Marker,… Continue Reading →

Avengers’ slum scenes trigger anger in India

Actors in India have been voicing their disappointment at the portrayal of Kolkata in the filmAndrew Pulver Andrew Pulver   guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 8 May 2012  Bad taste … scenes set in India of Bruce Banner – AKA Hulk – in The Avengers… Continue Reading →

Sunday Reading –Shah Rukh Khan, Islamophobia and a message for Bollywood

at www.sify.com Shah Rukh Khan‘s two-hour detention at a US airport may not be as random as US authorities claim, says Satyen K Bordoloi as he profiles Islamophobia and its roots in cinema. (With invaluable inputs from Monica Wahi and Shama Zaidi)… Continue Reading →

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