Posts Tagged 'documentary'

Try to be crazy! Wu Wenguang – Founding figure of Chinese Independent Documentary

Last week I had the chance to interview renowned documentary filmmaker and founder of the Caochangdi Workstation in Beijing, Wu Wenguan, while he was in Edinburgh screening work by new filmmakers associated with the Village and Memory projects.  Our hour long conversation ranged over his accidental entry into the world of documentary, losing his way in it and finding a route out through his work with emerging filmmakers – of whom he simply asks “try to be crazy”

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Seasons greetings and a gift idea for documentary lovers

The absence of posts for a while is partially explained by the fact I’ve been rather busy recently getting back into film-making and exploring online distribution, the first tangible output of which is (drum roll….) ‘Treefellers’, the documentary about the British Honduras Forestry Unit which I, Sana Bilgrami and a team of talented folk made back in 2004 and which is (cymbal crash) finally available to stream online.  Yes for only £1.99 (or equivalent in your local currency) you can find out what happened when 900 lumberjacks from British Honduras crossed the U-Boat infested Atlantic to join the Home Front in Scotland and a good portion of them decided to stay on and make their lives here.  STREAM THE FILM FOR £1.99 HERE AND thanks to Distrify’s clever affiliate programme you can share in the (hoped for) success of this venture and earn 10% of the rental from people you refer.  So have a happy Xmas and spread the word…oh and watch our for the sequel, Tree Fellers Revisited, in 2014 – find out more by visiting https://www.facebook.com/TreeFellersRevisited


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