A 15 hour documentary, made over 5 years
filmed in America, all over Europe, Africa, Japan, India, China, South America, Russia, and Australia. In the great movie studios and cinema museums of the world – Tokyo, LA, Torino, Kolkata, Paris, etc
Participants: Wim Wenders, Baz Luhrmann, Jane Campion, Abbas Kiarostami, Amitabh Bachchan, Stanley Donen, Maggie Cheung, Buck Henry, Tilda Swinton, Kyoko Kagawa who acted for Kurosawa, Ozu and Mizoguchi; Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix and Crouching Tiger); Youssef Chahine (the first great African filmmaker, the first great Arab filmmaker); Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore (the muse of Satyajit Ray); Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Gus Van Sant.
This is a history of innovation of the medium, not showbiz or money.
Directed by Mark Cousins
Produced by John Archer
A Hopscotch films Production