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AMNESTY International Week of Justice Festival

Aditya Monday December 29, 2008
or this year's International Week of Justice Festival 2008 (5-10 Dec), Amnesty International India asked NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) to curate films from Asia in its programme.NETPAC selected 15 features which touch on issues of border conflicts, dictatorships, war on terror, displacement and evictions, prison diaries and the criminal justice system. Among them are Prasanna Vithanage's August Sun and Death on A Full Moon Day, Garin Nugroho's The Poet and Bird Man Tale, Abdullatif Abdulhamid's Out of Coverage, Pimpaka Towira's The Truth Be Told, Nicole Ballivian's Driving to Zigzigland, Mai Masri's 33 Days, and others.
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Netpac publishes book on the cinema of Vietnam

Aditya Monday December 1, 2008

“Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema” is the first book on Vietnamese cinema in English. It was published this May in Indonesia by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).NETPAC gathers over 50 famous cinema activists in Asia and Europe, Australia and the US and in 2007 this organisation began to publish books to introduce Asian cinema to the world. Dr. Lan’s book is the first work published by NETPAC.
 

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14th Festival on Wheels | Kars

Aditya Sunday November 30, 2008
If people do not go to the cinema, the cinema goes to the people. This is the best way to describe the Festival on Wheels that has been bringing quality cinema to the remotest corners of Turkey while carrying the best of Turkish cinema to European and North American capitals. Kars, an eastern town laden with history lies at the Turkish-Armenian border. For a population of around 325 000 inhabitants, there are only two halls with screening possibilities. Hence the importance of the festival that showcases an impressive selection of films around the world in addition to the latest gems of Turkish cinema. For the locals, to meet Tarik Akan, the idol of generations with unforgettable roles such as in Yol or Mujde Ar who, starting in the 1980s revolutionized the way cinema looked at women with her daring performances particularly in Atif Yilmaz films, this is a dream come true and a good educational tool for the young generation weaned on the sit-coms of Turkish television. But Kars is also where cultures meet.
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15th International film Festival of Kerala, 2010

Aditya Monday December 2, 2002
Kerala, a tropical paradise, is recommended by the National Geographic Magazine as one of the 50 ‘must-see’ destinations of the world. Marketed as God’s own country Kerala (kera+layam) which literally translates as abode of the coconuts and as legend goes it is the land that was reclaimed from the Sea. From mountains to the sea, from rock to sand, lush greens to bright reds, spicy curries to sweet payasams, calm rural spaces to bustly urban centres kerala has as much variety in colour, texture and experiences, that takes more than lifetime to live and absorb completely. Kerala boasts of one of the most cine-literate and discerning audiences in the world. Cinema and politics are two abiding passions of the people of Kerala. Bizarre experiments in the medium, with few takers elsewhere, find vociferous votaries here.
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Obituary

Sun Shaoyi (1961 - 13th Aug. 2019) Shaoyi Photo It is with great sadness that we inform you of the demise of our senior NETPAC member, Prof SUN Shaoyi (孙绍谊) on 13th Aug 2019. Born in 1961, Prof. SUN Shaoyi did a Masters and a Ph.D from the University of Southern California (USC). He was Professor of Film and Media Studies at Shanghai Theater Academy (STA), taught Chinese film and literature at USC, University of California at Irvine, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Shanghai University and New York University in Shanghai. Read More...