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· March, 2006

Stories about Film from March, 2006

Haiti: Music video

Filmmaker Frankenbilly posts a music video he created for a lovely reggae-flavoured song by the Haitian singer Belo.

China: New blog on the block

Danwei reviews a new blog from film producer John Chan, called Who Said You Have To Love Me< /em>.

Vietnam: Ban on Overseas Films

Vietnam's Ministry of Culture and Information is considering banning overseas Vietnamese filmmakers from releasing films within Vietnam. Diacritic.org has more here.

China: Animating domestic talent

Angry Chinese Blogger writes a long analysis of China’s fledgling animation industry, noting a new initiative to stimulate domestic talent in a market that is largely dominated by foreign imports.

Rwanda: shooting dogs

Shooting Dogs comes under scrutiney by Molara Wood - “Part-funded by the BBC, the film places the broadcasting corporation's journalists in the centre of the action and in the words...

South Africa: blog awards +

Cherryflava goes to the South African blog awards and comes away with an assortment of blogs posts that speak for themselves.

Buying In, Selling Out or Scraping By: Francophone African Bloggers on Social Mobility and Education

School on Hold While Mom Scrapes By Carine. Courtesy Tony Katombe. Le Blog du Congolais shares (FR) the touching story of Carine, a 22 year-old from the DRC with an...

Japan: See it. Film it. Change it.

Joi Ito announces his appointment to the board of WITNESS, a group which aims to advance human rights advocacy through the use of video and communications technology, and strengthen grassroots...

Haiti: “Failing Haiti”, the documentary

Haiti-Cuba-Venezuela Project weighs in on the documentary “Failing Haiti” and the goings-on in and around a screening of the film in Washington DC.

Cayman Islands: Brokeback hypocrisy

Cayblogger is less tongue-in-cheek than usual in his response to a Cayman Islands pastor's views on “Brokeback Mountain”.

Russia: Bulgakov

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about Mikhail Bulgakov, his work, and a TV series based on one of his most famous novels that has made the sales of...

Russia: “The 9th Platoon”

Charlie Ganske of Russia Blog reviews “The 9th Platoon,” an extremely expensive and popular Russian movie about the 1980s war in Afghanistan.

Barbados: Bridgetown Film Festival

Titilayo announces the Bridgetown Film Festival, scheduled to run from May 6-14, and now accepting submissions.

The Balkans: Grbavica Screening in Serbia and Other News

There was talk that Grbavica, the Berlinale's Golden Bear winner film, would not be shown in Serbia – but it was and, moreover, was well-received. This and other news in...

Palestine: Art, creates dialogue

Sabbah and Laith agrees that even “Paradise Now” didn't win the Oscar, but it won more than the academy award. Laith agrees with the film's director statement that this film...

This week in Israel: elections in three weeks? (yawn)

So here we are, three weeks before national elections – and nobody in the Israeli blogosphere has anything to say. This, despite all the upheavals of the past few months:...

Barbados: Brokeback in Barbados

Titlayo notes the response of the Barbadian public to Brokeback Mountain, and goes to see it herself.

Arabisc: Cultural and Art Week

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. This week, johacom was happy to find some cartoons by Arab cartoonist that depict some Official Arab Leaders....

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