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Markus Schleinzer (Re: Michael) Part I


36:31 minutes (41.8 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 5 Feb 2012

Part I of an interview with Austrian director Markus Schleinzer discussing his directorial debute "Michael." Mr. Schleinzer worked as a casting director for over 60 films, including Michael Haneke's "The Piano Teacher" and "The White Ribbon." "Michael" follows the story of Michael, an Austrian office worker in the last few months of his life. It premiered at Film Forum February 15-February 28, 2012.

Hosted by Xueli Wang.

Markus Schleinzer (Re: Michael) Part II


22:59 minutes (21.04 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 5 Feb 2012

Part II of an interview with Austrian director Markus Schleinzer discussing his directorial debute "Michael." Mr. Schleinzer worked as a casting director for over 60 films, including Michael Haneke's "The Piano Teacher" and "The White Ribbon." "Michael" follows the story of Michael, an Austrian office worker in the last few months of his life. It premiered at Film Forum February 15-February 28, 2012.

Hosted by Xueli Wang.

Surviving Progress Part I


26:30 minutes (24.26 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 23 Mar 2012

Part I of a phone interview with Montreal based filmmaker Mathieu Roy, to discuss his upcoming documentary "Surviving Progress." An epic documentary co-directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, "Surviving Progress" challenges the modern notion of progress as technological, economic and population expansion. "Surviving Progress" presents the concept of "progress traps"--when there is too much progress, an excess of material wealth that inevitably leads to the depletion of natural resources and the exhaustion of physical human capacities.

Mattieu Roy (Re: Surviving Progress) Part II


34:51 minutes (31.92 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 23 Mar 2012

Part II of a phone interview with Montreal based filmmaker Mathieu Roy, to discuss his upcoming documentary "Surviving Progress." An epic documentary co-directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, "Surviving Progress" challenges the modern notion of progress as technological, economic and population expansion. "Surviving Progress" presents the concept of "progress traps"--when there is too much progress, an excess of material wealth that inevitably leads to the depletion of natural resources and the exhaustion of physical human capacities.

Alison Klayman (Re: Ai Wei Wei)


33:48 minutes (30.95 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 26 Jul 2012

Part I of an Arts and News co-production: an interview with Alison Klayman, director of the critically-acclaimed documentary AI WEI WEI: NEVER SORRY. The film is a close-up examination of world famous artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei, who has gained international popularity over recent years for his creative protests of the Chinese government.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, was the Official Selection of the Berlin International Film Festival, and was the Opening Night Film of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Alison Klayman (Re: Ai Wei Wei) Part II


22:27 minutes (20.56 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 26 Jul 2012

Part II of an Arts and News co-production: an interview with Alison Klayman, director of the critically-acclaimed documentary AI WEI WEI: NEVER SORRY. The film is a close-up examination of world famous artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei, who has gained international popularity over recent years for his creative protests of the Chinese government.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, was the Official Selection of the Berlin International Film Festival, and was the Opening Night Film of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Jia Zhangke re: A Touch of Sin, hosted by Xueli Wang


34:08 minutes (39.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 4 Oct 2013

Interview with director Jia Zhangke regarding his film A Touch of Sin. Hosted by Xueli Wang