Archives for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Bridging The Gap At CAAMFest 2014 with Masashi Niwano

By • Mar 10th, 2014 • Category: Books and Authors, Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, People, San Francisco/Silicon Valley

Meet Masashi Niwano, festival and exhibition director of CAAMFest 2014. In this interview he walks us through what you can expect to see in this year’s  annual festival of films, food, and live music  organized by San Francisco-based Center For Asian American Media. Previously, the festival was called San Francisco’s Asian American Film Festival. The 11 [...]

Oscar Nominated The Square’s Jehain Noujaim & Karim Amer Part-2

By • Mar 2nd, 2014 • Category: Entertainment, Featured, People, Video, Women Achievers Special

Oscar nominated “The Square” is a powerful documentary that puts you right in the middle of the streets of Cairo- esp Tahrir Square, which was the epicenter of the Egyptian Revolution. Tahrir Square or the “maidan” is where director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer spent many months capturing the unfolding of the revolution. “The [...]

The Filmmakers of The Square – Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer

By • Feb 20th, 2014 • Category: Entertainment, Featured, People, Video

Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer are the  filmmaker of  Oscar nominated documentary film “The Square.” We bring you a 2-part interview with the filmmakers on how they made this film in Cairo, Egypt. In Part-1 Jehane and Karim take us behind the scenes and share how they made this very unusual documentary that traces the birth of [...]

Nishtha Jain on Gulabi Gang

By • Dec 13th, 2013 • Category: Entertainment, Featured, People, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Video, Women Achievers Special

Indian independent filmmaker Nishtha Jain’s new documentary Gulabi Gang is a fascinating portrayal of  one woman’s dedication to help and empower women in her community. Gulabi Gang (pink sari gang) is a grassroots woman’s organization founded by Sampat Pal Devi in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh in India. Through the documentary you come to know and [...]