Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Watch “Revolution Trilogy” 睇「革命三部曲」

Friday, 18 March, 2016

Director/producer/independent reporter Kempton Lam has made three full-length documentaries from 2004 – 2015. (Cantonese with English subtitles 廣東話、英文字幕) Collectively, the three documentaries are known as his “Revolution Trilogy「革命三部曲」. Kempton’s debut documentary Long Hair Revolution 「長毛革命 has been collected by the Canadian national archive since 2009. You can watch the three films at this YouTube Playlist (projected on your big screen HD TV or on your computer here). Enjoy!

Long Hair Revolution 「長毛革命」 (full-length 2005) (read film & Canadian national archive info)

HKtv Revolution 「香港電視革命」 (full-length 2015) (read Director’s Statement)

Umbrella Revolution: History as Mirror Reflection 「雨傘革命實錄:以史為鏡」 (full-length 2015) (read Director’s Statement)

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Oscar winner & director of The Cove wins Banff Green Grand Prize

Wednesday, 7 July, 2010

Louie Psihoyos, Oscar winner & director of The Cove wins Banff Green Grand Prize

The Cove” is a documentary I love and highly recommend. It was my pleasure to see Louie Psihoyos, Oscar Winner and director of The Cove won the Green Grand Prize at the 2010 Banff World TV Festival.

In Louie‘s acceptance speech, Louie talked about measuring a documentary’s success in terms of the people you changed. And a movie as a “Weapon of Mass Construction”, something that changes millions of people’s life. “We are not making movies, we are trying to start a movement.

Here is the award winning trailer (yes, the trailer won award too) of the Oscar winning documentary.

The following is from the press release.

GREEN GRAND PRIZE
Green Grand Prize: Louie Psihoyos, Oscar Winner and director of The Cove. The prize recognizes outstanding achievement in creating public awareness and understanding of environmental issues through the use of visual media. Psihoyos was selected as a result of nominations received from all around the world, honouring his tremendous impact on a global level. Dr. David Suzuki, president of the Banff Green Jury, presented the award to Mr. Psihoyos.”

Werner Herzog on images, TV, and shoes

Saturday, 26 December, 2009

Prom Night in Mississippi – New doc by Morgan Freeman

Friday, 20 November, 2009

Prom Night In Mississippi -> New doc by Morgan Freeman.

In 1997, Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. Until then, blacks and whites had had separate proms even though their classrooms have been integrated for decades. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI captures a big moment in a small town, where hope finally blossoms in black, white and a whole lot of taffeta.

[via BMD]

Lift – short doc

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Dir: Marc Isaacs / UK / 2001

Filmmaker Marc Isaacs sets himself up in a London tower block lift. The residents come to trust him and reveal the things that matter to them creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.

For more of Marcs work visit: http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_isaacs.php

Long Hair Revolution

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Long Hair Revolution – Full length documentary

Directed & Produced by Kempton Lam

More info in this blog entry.

Welcome to ideas Vacuum Production

Wednesday, 30 August, 2006

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ideas Vacuum Production focuses in producing quality and provocative documentaries and online content. We have completed a 71-minute long documentary screened in 2005 Calgary International Film Festival.

In 2006, Kempton, founder of ideas Vacuum Production, was awarded a CTV Fellowship to attend the prestigious Banff World Television Festival where he pitched multiple projects to broadcasters from around the world (including BBC, NHK, CBC and CNN). In 2007, Kempton attended Banff as a reporter to report on the latest industry news and happenings at Banff World TV Festival and NextMedia.

Recently, Kempton has focused on creating online content and has produced and created over 200 video segments.