It’s so exciting when your film gets funded! But what if it’s being funded and made in a country where you don’t speak the language, in a country where bureaucracy and cultural identity create complex convolutions and roadblocks? That’s the story behind Unmade In China which follows the saga of director Gil Kofman. He finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, originally written for the American market, now rewritten and repurposed for China, with an entirely Chinese cast and a script that has gone through several Chinese revisions, including one that added in killing a dog, then feeding the pet to the heroine.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday June 25, 2012 5:00 pm|
The most chilling phrase in The Invisible War, Kirby Dick’s documentary about the ongoing, institutionalized, taxpayer funded rape of military service people by fellow members of the military, appears onscreen at the film’s beginning: “All statistics in this film are from U.S. governments studies.”