Oscar-Nominated Foreign-Language Directors Weigh In on Trump’s Travel Ban
"It's not relevant which country Donald Trump banned," says Maren Ade, director of Germany's 'Toni Erdmann.' "Mixing the topics of terrorism and refugees is horrible, inhuman politics because it creates fear and instills racism."
Oscars: How ‘Tanna’ Helmers Helped Translate Pacific Islanders’ Oral Traditions Onto Film
"We sat and talked with the villagers about how we wanted to make a story that comes from them," explains Martin Butler. "We were merely the conduit for telling their story."
Oscars: Australia Celebrates Record 13 Nominations
'Lion' and 'Hacksaw Ridge' become the first two Australian films to share a best picture nomination in the same year.
Oscars: Australia Selects ‘Tanna’ for Foreign-Language Category
Lightyear Entertainment will release the film in the U.S. beginning Sept. 19.
‘Tanna’: Venice Review
Australian documentarians Bentley Dean and Martin Butler make a distinctive move into narrative features with this folktale set among the tribal people of a remote South Pacific island.