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Stories about Film
19 April 2017
A new Iranian-designed video game achieves the rare feat of providing an accessible and authentic narrative on Iran’s history without compromising on either content or creativity.
13 March 2017
Vanja Lazarova became part of digital activism history in Macedonia after her tough circumstances late in life inspired the innovative use of Facebook as a tool to petition the government.
5 March 2017
"According to the Cinematography Act, a film can only be banned if it compromises on national security. What security is a romantic film on a gay couple compromising?"
4 February 2017
24 January 2017
With Academy Award nominations around the corner, learn about the director from Croatia who won the Oscar in 1961 for Best Animated Short Film.
19 January 2017
"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."
17 January 2017
Weeks after the tragic death of beloved actress Carrie Fisher, the Internet is digging up the Mexican origins of Princess Leia's iconic hairdo.
12 December 2016
Why stop sexual harassment? Young amateur filmmakers from Cambodia explored this question to encourage the public -- especially men -- to understand the impact of sexual harassment.
29 November 2016
28 November 2016
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
27 November 2016
"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."
4 November 2016
Working under threat of imprisonment for practicing his craft, Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has turned the difficult conditions of artistic production into an aesthetic.
1 November 2016
Gael García Bernal, Audrey Tautou, and Willem Dafoe are among the celebrities who will attend the 2016 Morelia International Film Festival.
18 October 2016
"Sometimes, I take those compliments as a joke. Angelina is so beautiful and she’s just wow. I’m just ordinary woman living a simple life."
5 October 2016
"Indisputably an architectural gem both locally and worldwide...it surely has the potential to develop into a tourism highlight and a cultural landmark that Hong Kong people can be proud of."
3 October 2016
A video intended to make the Venezuelan military reflect on the impact of their increasing power in Venezuela has landed its producers in jail.
2 October 2016
Manane Rodriguez's “Migas de Pan” tells the story of a group of women tortured and sexually abused by Uruguay's dictatorship, set thirty years after the regime's fall.
30 September 2016
"...culture and art and sport should be without boundaries and borders. These are the two areas which bring people together and encourage understanding of other cultures."
28 September 2016
Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.
26 September 2016
According to the documentary "Chuck Norris vs Communism," Romania's state censorship board actually banned scenes from an episode of the classic Soviet cartoon "Nu Pogodi."