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Title The miscreants
Published 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  303.3760581 Git/Mis  209/04/07  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Hot docs (Television program)
Hot docs (Television program)
Summary "An extraordinary journey to a forbidden zone, into the remote tribal belt of the North West Frontier of Pakistan, up to the mountainous Afghan border. 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 tele-movie industry. Teaming up with Pashto action and comedy stars, they make the 'last tele-movie' - an over the top action drama, played out a cave or two away from where the most wanted man in the world runs 'Terror Central'. In this full-of-surprises doc-drama blend, the tele-movies, with their hilarious adaptation of American movie culture - meets village story teller and Bollywood style, are intercut with the real life drama of Gittoes' extreme journey into the no-go zone of the Taliban controlled tribal belt. The Miscreants plays with a question relevant to us all: what is real, what is unreal and what is too real, in a post digital world ? And who controls it?" -- website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast April 7, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: George Gittoes
Notes DVD
Rated: MA
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Taliban -- Afghanistan
Censorship -- Afghanistan
Home entertainment industry
Author Gittoes, George
Other Titles Hot Docs. 2009/04/07