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The unfolding scandal surrounding the financing of The Wolf of Wall Street — which allegedly links corruption and money laundering at the highest levels of the Malaysian government to the company behind the hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a flamboyant criminal broker — is getting the documentary treatment. Mike Lerner, the Oscar-nominated British producer behind Hell and Back Again, The Square and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, is producing the doc, which purports to connect the dots between Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, a sovereign wealth fund set up to spur economic development, notorious celebrity-strewn parties in Cannes and
- Alex Ritman
Exclusive: ro*co films represents international sales rights to Berlinale Special title.
San Francisco-based ro*co films has acquired the international rights to investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck’s new title, which follows the journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around Us drone strikes.
Nfp will release in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.
ro*co’s international catalog includes Hoop Dreams, Hell And Back Again, How To Survive A War and The Invisible War. The company’s North American ‘education’ catalogue includes Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison Of Belief and The Hunting Ground.
“National Bird is a provocative and timely investigation into the human costs of the Us military drone program that is destined to have a powerful impact on the debate around drone warfare,” said »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Seeing American Bison in Virtual Reality
During a preview in New York of the work Danfung Dennis created with artists Casey Brown and Phil McNally and collaborators Jay Brown, Andrew Delpit and Chris McClanahan, before it was shown in the New Frontier program at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, I was able to come freckled nose to freckled nose with a jaguar, surround myself with monarch butterflies and settle down in the sand with a sea turtle for a few moments.
Dennis has a background as a photojournalist covering war zones and his documentary Hell And Back Again was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award. He developed a new camera capable of stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree video for his technology company Condition One.
In American Bison, wearing a headset, I was dropped off in the midst of a herd of wild buffalo and the effect was spectacular. When you turn your head to the right to. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
3 items from 2016
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