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20 November 2019 - 23 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ג חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
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David D'Or performs at Singapore's Womad Festival E-mail

David D’or appeared in Singapore and participated in the “Womad Festival”, a three-day event showcasing a lineup of world famous artists spanning the globe. The festival was held on 24-26 August and is now in its tenth year.

The “Womad Festival” includes not only live performances but workshops and speaker events designed to allow the carefully selected artists to share their inspirations with audiences.

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Weinstein Co. ready to reel in Asia Print E-mail
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Harvey Weinstein
 

The Weinstein Co. (TWC)’s chairmen, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, announced that they have launched a US$285 million fund to finance more than two-dozen Asian-themed films over the next six years.

They indicated that the films will mostly be shot in Asia and promote the region’s “unique culture and showcase the talents of leading Asian filmmakers.”

The venture will likely include a live-action version of “Mulan” and a remake of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950’s epic “The Seven Samurai”, amongst the expected 21 titles for cinema release and another 10 for direct-to-video release.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein also co-founded Miramax Studios, where they released Asian foreign-language films in North America such as “Hero,” “Iron Monkey” and “Shall We Dance?”

TWC indicated that they recognise the significant emergence of Asia into the international film industry. They have hired Asian film executive David Lee to oversee the fund’s creative aspects.

 

 
Indian culture celebrated in Israel Print E-mail

The India Festival was kicked off in Israel with a performance by the dramatic and beautiful Odissi performer, Kavita Dwibedi, and another by sitar maestro, Purbayan Chatterjee, at the Klatchkin Auditorium.  

Other activities included the commencement of the India Film Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. The Film Festival also featured films screened at the Jerusalem and Haifa Cinematheques.

Indian films continue to increase in popularity throughout Israel.  

 
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