The Miscreants of Taliwood
May 7, 2011 10:41 PM Subscribe
The Miscreants of Taliwood is probably one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. And it defies all types of film making (in a good way). The subject? The Talibanization of a certain part of Pakistan and the assault on art, entertainment, and humanity. But it’s not quite a documentary. It is a surreal trip through the fiction and the nonfiction of Peshawar, NWFP and FATA. It is fake, it is real, it is unbelievable. Basically, it is Pakistan.A very interesting clip from The Miscreants film
The Miscreants of Taliwood, website
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The Miscreants of Taliwood takes us on an extraordinary journey to another forbidden zone - the remote Tribal Belt of the North West Frontier of Pakistan.
The Miscreants blog
Director George Gittoes gathers an astonishing cast of characters, as they dodge the anti-entertainment forces, and are caught in the current of events which are turning back the clock on the digital age.
To enter this world, Gittoes dresses in local costume, and agrees to become an actor in the low budget Pashto Telie Movie industry. Teaming up with Pashto action and comedy stars, they make the ‘last telie movie’ - an over the top action drama, played out in what must be one of the craziest of film locations - just a cave or two away from where the most wanted man in the world runs ‘Terror Central’.
Rampage is Aussie documentary filmmaker George Gittoes' follow up to Soundtrack to War. It follows the story of Elliot Lovett, an African American rap artist serving with the US Army in Iraq. Lovett told Gittoes that his home town of Miami was "more dangerous than the streets of Baghdad". In Rampage, Gittoes visits the Lovett family in Miami and meets Elliot's 14 year old brother Denzell, also a promising rap artist.
George Gittoes' website
| WITNESS TO WAR: George Gittoes
, the Pashto film industry | Wild Scenes
[nsfw] by Akram Zadiq, an entertaining documentary, free online, about the Pashtu film industry.
Pashto Cinema - Craziness
Pashto cinema then and now
(warning, has loud live streaming radio from Peshawar, Pakistan, quite interesting itself, especially in light of recent events, for those who speak Urdu)
Bonus links, two free, watchable online full length documentaries by Gittoes:
Soundtrack to War
, 1 hour 31 minutes. Gittoes talks to U.S soldiers and Iraqis about their favorite music. An amazingly insightful doco coming from a strange angle.
Rampage, 1 hour 44 minutes. When George Gittoes began filming US troops rapping in Iraq, he didn't know the return home would be more disturbing