The Emmy winning ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ continues its second series in October. ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ follows world-renowned chef, bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Anthony Bourdain as he visits little-known areas of the globe, celebrating their rich cultural diversity by exploring food and dining rituals. FULL POST
Wednesday 25 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET Saturday 28 September at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET Sunday 29 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET Duration: 15 minutes
This month ‘Leading Women’ focuses on the chairwomen of two world-leading charitable organisations, whose humanitarian work has helped to improve lives of people around the world. FULL POST
CNN FILMS has acquired SOLE SURVIVOR, a new, feature-length documentary, examining the complicated emotional aftermath of survivors following commercial aviation disasters. The film is written and directed by Ky Dickens. It will premiere on CNN/U.S. in early 2014, following its theatrical debut.
There have been 14 major airplane crashes with a sole survivor in the history of commercial aviation. Most of the lone survivors have never been interviewed, and many remain traumatized by survivor’s guilt.
Filmmaker Dickens understands well the emotional geography examined in her film. As a young adult, Dickens herself became a survivor when she traded places in a car with a friend. “Survivors are often considered lucky and the rescue is often considered the end to their story,” Dickens said. “But the complexity of true survival is where our film – and the questions that it poses – begins.” FULL POST
The current scale and pace of urbanisation is unprecedented in human history – by 2050 it is estimated that 70 per cent of the world’s population will like in cities. Cities use three quarters of the world’s energy whilst also producing two thirds of the greenhouse gases. Pressure on services, infrastructure and resources is already massive and will only continue to grow. FULL POST
CNN FILMS will debut five documentaries on CNN through the end of 2013, beginning with its broadcast of OUR NIXON on Thursday, August 1, at 9:00pm ET/PT on CNN/U.S., it was confirmed today.
“Since establishing CNN Films in October 2012, we have acquired or commissioned more than a dozen hours of thought-provoking, original, and incisive documentaries,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. “We are bringing films to CNN’s broad audience that inspire conversations around the important issues these exceptional films raise,” he said.
The fall schedule will include (all times Eastern): FULL POST
August's edition of ‘Living Golf’ has an exclusive interview with US Open Champion Justin Rose, the first Englishman to claim the title since Tony Jacklin in 1970. FULL POST
Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Competition were announced today by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel. The competition is now in its 18th year.
This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
Sundance Productions’ CHICAGOLAND is produced by BCTV ‘Brick City’ filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin
Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and award-winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of BCTV, CHICAGOLAND is a non-scripted, eight-part original series about a heartland American city. It is as authentic an American city as there is, and the series will explore where politics and policy meet real people’s lives – in a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education, and public safety – to meet national and local challenges.
Beginning in early 2014, viewers will watch the riveting, real-life drama of a city looking to unite at this critical moment in the city’s history. In the aftermath of a countrywide economic collapse, Chicago faces the challenges of improving its public education system, and neighborhood and youth safety. Can the city’s leaders, communities, and residents come together in ways that expand opportunities and allow aspirations to be realized?
“The vibrant culture and opportunities inherent in this 21st century, world-class city run alongside profound daily challenges,” said Redford. “Much of it falls on the shoulders of its tough, visionary mayor, his team and people doing heroic work in neighborhoods throughout the city,” continued Redford. “Chicago has always had a rhythm all its own. It’s a city that wears its heart on its sleeve and I am honored to be a part of telling this story,” he added. FULL POST