In February 2019, Bollywood marked a moment of growth with the release of its first mainstream LGBTQ, comedy-drama “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” (English: “How I Felt When I Saw That Girl”) since the decriminalization of homosexuality.
Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced a series of digital media laws targeted at social media and streaming services on February 25th. After several reports regarding inappropriate content from Netflix India and Amazon Prime Video, the government was pressured to create a new system for reporting and resolving censorship issues. These new… Read more »
Do you remember the last movie you saw in a real theater, up on a big screen? Our memories grow more remote by the day. For this viewer it was a screening of the sumptuous 150-minute Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. Directed by Gu Xiaogang, Dwelling is a multi-generational family saga that slowly unscrolls as… Read more »
For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight sat down with Norah Shapiro at DOC NYC 2014 to discuss the world premiere of her latest work, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile. Dana Knight: Congratulations for your documentary. Could you please introduce the film and tell us how this project came about? Norah… Read more »