Making an independent film takes blood, sweat and tears. And scrounging up the financing can be a major challenge. So, young American filmmaker Bentley Brown decided to take a different approach to make his latest feature: “Faisal Goes West”.
BackStory took a closer look at the challenges involved in making “Faisal Goes West” – a story about a Sudanese family that immigrates to America – from concept to completion.
Two years after his death, fans and collectors got their chance to own a piece of Michael Jackson history. More than 500 items from the home where the pop icon died went on the auction block this weekend in California. We're talking everything from furniture to paintings to rugs. Our Alan Duke got a closer look at the items before they went up for sale.
In China, after he finished shooting his new movie "Flowers of War", actortraveled with a crew to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. The " " actor said he admired and wanted to meet Chen, a blind self-taught lawyer who has spoken out against and . Chen and his family have been under house arrest in their Shandong Province village for some time now, but as recently as last week, the government had apparently eased restrictions on the Chen family allowing them to receive a delivery of medicine, and permitting his 70-year-old mother to go out and get groceries.
When Bale and the CNN crew tried to enter Chen's village, a group of unidentified men stopped them and forced them to leave. See a full report on the altercation HERE.
John Vause spoke with Christian Bale about his experience. (See that above)
This is the site of Walt Disney's first animation studio. To commemorate his birthday, Monday on Back|Story, we will take you there and talk to people who are working to revive this site and preserve history.
Probably the most iconic character in animation history, Mickey Mouse, was created in this old and neglected building in Kansas City, Missouri. It actually used to look much worse, we'll show you those images and many others. So be sure to watch the show Monday, December 5th.