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· February, 2006

Stories about Film from February, 2006

This week in Israel: election campaigns, a kidnapping in France and more

Israel is now six weeks before general elections, and the campaigning is starting to heat up. Shai Tsur of Shaister has a concise and intelligent roundup of the campaign platforms...

Jamaica: Say no to Brokeback

“Now before you gay advocates out there start posting hateful comments, understand that Jamaica is a very conservative country,” says Leon, in defense of the anti-Brokeback Mountain outcry in Jamaica.

Mongolia: Japan's Chingis Khan Craze

Mongolia Matters has the latest evidence of Japan's Chingis Khan craze.

Mexico, Brazil: Showing of Brazilian Documentary on Bloggers

Alfredo Sanchez (ES) and Eduardo Arcos (ES) both post about the free showing of a Brazilian documentary about bloggers and another about cinema clubs this Saturday in Mexico City. More...

Chile: French Indie Musicians Visit

For all you fans of floating canines and euro-techno, this is one post that can't be missed. The Chilean music blog, Super 45 – Blog System says that various French...

Cuba: Cinema since 1900 publishes an overview of Cuban cinema since 1900.

Singapore: Short Film Fest

Huichieh Loy shares his impressions of the offerings at the First Toronto-Singapore Short Film Festival.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Grbavica

Resident of a Sarajevo neighborhood Grbavica, Balkan-Scissors announces the Bosnian movie Grbavica, which has just won the Berlin Golden Bear award.

India: Bollywood Bridges

India: Bollywood Bridges

Bahrain: another eventful week in review

an eventful week in Bahrain.. but we've ALMOST moved away from "the cartoons"...

All Quiet on The Chinese Front

The topic of Internet and press censorship in China continued to draw heated debate after the US congressional hearing on this issue last week. Rebecca MacKinnon wrote a comprehensive review...

Croatia: Women in Turbofolk Documentary

Eric Gordy at East Ethnia writes about a Croatian documentary on the experience of women in the folk music industry, to be shown at Zagreb Dox Festival of Documentary Film...

Guatemala's Gay Porn Uproar

Commenting on the political uproar which has followed the shooting of a series of homosexual pornographic films in Antigua, Guatemala, El Blog Diablogico writes from the colonial city: It's not...

Russia: Film Industry Revival writes about the revival of Russia's film industry: the opening of Dnevnoi Dozor (Day Watch, a sequel to Nochnoi Dozor, Night Watch) in the United States today, and the...

Palestine: Ali Suliman in the Hot Zone

Will of kabobfest says that Yahoo's Indiana Jones-journalist Kevin Sites is slowly getting on his good side. “I blogged about him in critical and in not-so-critical ways. But his interview...

The Famous Director Goes to Court

Chen Kaige, one of the most prominent Chinese film directors, is suing a young man for making a video spoofing the director's latest martial arts fantasy epic, The Promise. Chen,...

Hungarian Election: the Lesser Embarrassment writes of a silly political story that made it into the Western media, the coverage of Hungary in general, and the candidates Hungarians have to choose between in the...

‘Singing Revolution’ in Estonia

Bonjour l'Estonie points to a documentary about a predecessor of the recent bloodless revolutions in the former Soviet Union – Estonia's Singing Revolution. The documentary's website is here.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Palestine Now

Via The Black Iris, Naseem Tarawnah blogs the latest news of the first Palestinian movie to ever be nominated for an Oscars right after winning the Golden Globe: Paradise Now....

In Defense of Piracy

Beijing Loafer defends the role of piracy in media-controlled China. Without piracy, Chinese audiences “would only get the likes of Titanic, Backstreet Boys and Batman with no shoulder exposed, products...

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