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Doug Block
Mon 7 Mar 2011Link

Nice to have you here on The D-Word, Tchavdar, and much congrats. In the future, though, posts like this belong in the Shameless Self-Promotion topic.


Tchavdar Georgiev
Thu 10 Mar 2011Link

Sorry about that Doug. I am still learning my way around here but LOVE the web portal you have created. :)


Matthew McFadden
Thu 10 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Mike Paterson's post on Mon 14 Feb 2011 :

My 5 year old can make a better website!


Jason Hutt
Thu 10 Mar 2011Link

Wanted to let people know about an interesting lecture series happening in Brooklyn:

What: The Holocaust in Film with A. O. Scott
When: Sundays March 20, 27, April 3, 10 @ 7 PM
Where: Park Slope Jewish Center, 1420 8th Avenue (@ 14th St) Brooklyn 11215 718-768-1453 /www.psjc.org / F to 7th Avenue or 15th St. / Prospect Park

Tickets: $20/session & $60/series (members: $15/session & $40/series). Contact the PSJC office to register: 718 768-1453 or office@psjc.org.

The Park Slope Jewish Center is proud to present The Holocaust in Film, a four-session lecture series taught by A. O. Scott, New York Times film critic, with illustrative clips.

More than a quarter-century after Claude Lanzmann's landmark documentary "Shoah" and nearly twenty years after Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List," the Holocaust remains a perennially popular subject in American and European cinema. This course will explore some of the ways that a uniquely horrific and painful historical experience has been commemorated, reconstructed and even turned into entertainment. We will survey the various genres of the Holocaust film--from documentaries and non-fiction-based dramas to fantasies and action-adventure stories--and address some of the ethical challenges they raise. Each of the four sessions will be organized around a particular theme, with clips from relevant films. These will include well-known recent Hollywood productions (like "Inglourious Basterds," "Defiance," and "The Reader") as well as European films ("Voyages," "Fateless," "A Secret") that may be less familiar to American audiences.

  • March 20: Introduction and overview: History of the Holocaust on film.

  • March 27: Reconstructing and remembering: Documentaries, eyewitness accounts and survivors' stories.

  • April 3: Reckoning: Movies about the psychology of the perpetrators and the moral dilemmas of the victims.

  • April 10: Revisionism, Resistance and Revenge: Movies as alternative history.

A rare opportunity to hear insights from one of the nation's leading film critics on this important topic.

Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

Cost is $15 a session for members or $40 for the whole series; $20/$60 for non-members.

Call the PSJC office to register: 718 768-1453.

For more information about the series, please contact Dale Rosenberg at dale.rosenberg@psjc.org


Ashish Srivastav
Sat 12 Mar 2011Link

Flames of the snow is film about the peoples armed struggle to overthrow the 250 year old monarchy in Nepal. this film gives an insight into the vigrous maoist struggle

Film "Flames of the Snow" is The first documentary in South east Asia to go for a Theatrical release in a country in 42 theatres.

Pls see the following links

The Writeup in Screen

http://epaper.screenindia.com/1619/Screen-/4-10-March2011?show=clip#page=31:w=870:h=1658:l=0:t=0

New Delhi Film Society
http://newdelhifilmsociety.blogspot.com/2011/02/flames-of-snow-on-silver-screen.html

Flames of the snow in Theatres (Images)
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=282605&id=666859403&l=400c09ece0

and see the theatrical trailer of Flames of the snow at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rcyjGAmRng

Indian Television.com
http://www.indiantelevision.com/aac/y2k11/aac172.php

Times of India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Maoists-are-not-terrorists/articleshow/6454199.cms?intenttarget=no

Hindustan Times
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Nepal-celebrates-Indian-docu-on-Maoist-insurgency/Article1-663614.aspx?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4d70fcceb3c6ac76%2C0

Real Bollywood.com
http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2011/02/indians-chronicle-nepal-maoist-war-screen.html.


John Burgan
Sat 12 Mar 2011Link

Congratulations, Ashish – hope this will be shown widely

The first URL again in shorter form: The Writeup in Screen


Jo-Anne Velin
Sat 12 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Ashish Srivastav's post on Sat 12 Mar 2011 :

What international documentary festivals will you be applying to with this film? In Europe?


Mildred Achoch
Sun 13 Mar 2011Link

Hi everyone. I have a question. In terms of copyright and legal issues, is it okay for me to publicly screen trailers of documentaries without asking for permission from the relevant persons?


Koen Suidgeest
Sun 13 Mar 2011Link

In reply to Mildred Achoch's post on Sun 13 Mar 2011 :

Mildred, are you talking about permission from the relevant directors/producers, or is this a trailer of a film you are making and you're talking about the characters?

Trailers are confined to the same copyright rules as any other audiovisual work. This generally means that you require people's permission to reproduce their work (in case of the author) or voice and likeness (in case of characters in a film you're making). There are exceptions though, like when your film is about a public figure, say a politician.

If you're talking about other people's work: many times filmmakers will fully copyright their documentary but assign a Creative Commons license (creativecommons.org) to the trailer, so it can be freely shared without permission (although often not altered). So this would differ from trailer to trailer.


Mildred Achoch
Sun 13 Mar 2011Link

Hi Koen. Thank you for your detailed reply :-)

I would like to screen a collection of rock documentary trailers since getting permission and/or the money to pay the producers so that I can screen their full documentaries is rather hectic (I'm speaking from experience). I was thinking that screening the trailers would be a kind of shortcut in that I would showcase the various documentaries without the related expenses.

Thanks for the info about the Creative Commons license. I will explore this.


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