Sunday, February 19, 2006


Jafar Panahi has got a Silver Bear (The Jury Grand Prize) for his film "Offside" in Berlinale 2006.

And another Silver Bear (Best Director) award went to Michael Winterbottom together with Mat Whitecross for their film titled "The Road To Guantanamo".
Congrats to all of them...

What else the filmmakers could say from their part?

Just like what it says in the core of this beautiful Persian carpet: No war on Iran!

Filmbuffs are everywhere...

A rickshaw from streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh (January 2006).

Friday, February 03, 2006

Nam June Paik passed away

"Nam June Paik, an avant-garde composer, performer and artist widely considered the inventor of video art, died Sunday (January 29th, 2006) at his winter home in Miami Beach." NYT

"Paik's work would have a profound and sustained impact on the media culture of the late twentieth century; his remarkable career witnessed and influenced the redefinition of broadcast television and transformation of video into an artist's medium." --John Hanhardt

There are many memorial services going on throughout the world. One of those titled "Requiem for Nam June Paik" will be held in Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, at February 26-March 8.