The film, a FilmCAN production from the creators of the National Parks Project, was inspired by award-winning journalist and activist Shelagh Rogers, who had the idea of bringing a group of authors to northern Canada to see how their experiences would effect them as writers.
Saglek Bay inukshuk, Torngat Mountains National Park
They Call It Myanmaris a documentary film that lifts the curtain over the country of Burma, exposing the everyday life of a place that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years.
The film makes its Canadian premier in Toronto on Thursday, July 12th at The East Gallery. zeeBigBang spoke with best-selling novelist and filmmaker, Robert H. Lieberman about his experiences making this film, what he looks for in a crew, and the differences between writing novels versus making films.
“I wanted to take you into the country and put a human face on Burma. I want to show you what the people look like. I want to show you how they eat, sleep, think, you know talk, laugh. I started off trying to make a non-political film but I soon discovered that was impossible. It’s not a message film … It doesn’t hit you over the head, I think it raises more questions than it answers. I think it’s a very broad film, and I think it’s a very good introduction into the country. It’s a good starting point,” he said.
Director Jonathan Holiff goes inside his father’s life as Johnny Cash’s manager
zeeBigBang spoke to director, Jonathan Holiff about his new documentary, “My Father and The Man in Black.” Holiff is in a unique position to delve deep into the story behind the story of Johnny Cash, also known as The Man in Black.
Jonathan Holiff is the son of Johnny Cash’ manager, Saul Holiff. “I don’t want to call this the anti-walk the line,” said Jonathan Holiff . “But this is the untold story.”
Every year 100,000 tonnes of used clothing arrives in Panipat, a small town in Northern India. The large colorful bundles of clothing are castoffs from the western world. The clothes are not for people to wear, but are transformed into blankets for others to use.
Lauren Greenfield - Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker extraordinaire
Fresh from the Sundance award-winning success of her documentary, The Queen of Versailles, photographer and documentary filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield has an upcoming book, “Wealth: The Influence of Affluence,” in which she takes a look at the last 20 years of consumerism and the ‘American Dream,’ and how this dream spread throughout the world.
Lauren Greenfield and Jackie Siegel at the premier of The Queen of Versailles at Sundance Film Festival.
Garden in the Seais the story of an exceptional project started several years ago by a group of people trying to protect the Islands in the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The islands are now a UNESCO world heritage site and in celebration of this, Spanish artist, Cristina Iglesias, was asked to create a piece of art for the island. What she decided to create was a “Garden in the Sea,” a labyrinth-like structure made of various cement screens sunk into the sea, which will be taken over by nature and become a home for marine life.