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· March, 2006

Stories about Film from March, 2006

Haiti: Music video

  28 March 2006

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

Vietnam: Ban on Overseas Films

  22 March 2006

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

  20 March 2006

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

  20 March 2006

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 of some, portrays them as the heros. But those who were there at the time remember things differently, and that's...

Japan: See it. Film it. Change it.

  16 March 2006

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 movements for change by providing video technology and assisting its partners to use video as evidence before courts and the...

Russia: Bulgakov

  14 March 2006

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 the book itself soar.

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 would let people talk and discuss the issues that are presented in it. “Art, creates dialogue”.

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: The surprise election of Amir Peretz, the former leader of Histadrut, Israel's largest labour union, as leader of the Labour...

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. He says: قليلة جدّا هي الرسوم الكاريكاتورية التي تتناول القادة العرب، وهذا رسم وجده جُحَا.كُمْْ بين خيوط الشبكة العنكبوتية العربية...

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