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Global Glimpses: A Guide to the Oscar Foreign Film Nominees

Didn’t get a chance to see any of the foreign-language movies nominated for an Academy Award this year? Better brush up before Sunday! We’ll make it easy: Here’s a synopsis of each of the five nominees, compiled by staff who attended the All Roads Film Project “Global Glimpses” screenings at National Geographic headquarters last weekend.…

Valley of Saints: Finding The Beauty In Kashmir

Among the winners at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Valley of Saints, an environmental drama that casts light on the toll that human habitation and tourism have taken on Kashmir’s lovely Dal Lake. The plot centers around a boatman named Gulzar and his best friend, who are planning to run away from the conflict…

NG-Supported Film Nominated for Oscar®

“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” a documentary that shows survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami as they rebuild at the start of cherry blossom season, has been nominated for best Short Documentary Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Indigenous Lessons for Everyone

As part of the All Roads Film Project here at National Geographic,  four films are being presented March 31-April 2, made by women from and about indigenous cultures. Among these are two by celebrated filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin of the Abenaki Nation. While many of her films deal directly with issues of First Nations people in…