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· May, 2006

Stories about Film from May, 2006

Mexico: Preview of Open Source Movie Elephants Dream

Eduardo Arcos informs his readers that a preview showing of the film “Elephants Dream,” which was made using only open source software and is licensed with a Creative Commons 2.5...

Latest in the Francophone Caribbean Blogosphere

India: films, cricket and monsoons and more…

This was yet another hectic week in India...bloggers wrote about films, cricket, monsoons etc, etc...

Serbia & Montenegro: Kosovo Documentaries

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma notes two documentaries on Kosovo, one of which is a must-see: “Easily the best documentary produced on ex-Yugo that I have ever seen, the film...

Iran: Syriana in Iran!

Hanif Mazroi, Iran based blogger & journalist, says George Clooney's Syriana was broadcasted on Iranian Channel 3. Mazroi, who had already seen movie in English version, adds that in Persian...

Sri Lanka: Da Vince Code Banned

The Da Vinci Code has been banned in Sri Lanka. Deane's Dimension on the issue – “On a more personal note, I, myself being a practicing catholic don’t think anything...

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

How does one place sexuality within the larger framework of faith? Morofilm points to a film ‘Name of Allah’ which “With unprecedented access and depth, gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma...

Uganda: Journey into Sunset

Black Star Journal points to a “rare” article in the US media on northern Uganda and on a documentary “Journey into Sunset”

“Twas an action-packed week for Indian bloggers: financial meltdown, reservation quota and the Da Vinci Code controversy etc. etc.

Bloggers penned their thoughts on a whole range of subjects from the stock market crash to Sherlock Holmes...

Malaysia: Finding the Banned Movie

Brand New Malaysian finds that one can actually find the video CDs of the banned movie “Lelaki Komunis Terakhir”. The blogger also links to another post that has background information...

The Global Voices Show #1

Global Voices is pleased to announce the first of our new magazine-style podcasts, which aim to do for online audio what the Global Voices web site does for text blogs...

Argentina: “The Take”

Jon of Posthegemony reviews Avi Lewis's and Naomi Klein's film “The Take” about the Argentine movement to take over and recuperate abandoned factories and argues that “Lewis and KIein are...

China: Discoveries in the desert

Haven't had time to follow the news out of northwestern China's muslim-dominated Xinjiang province over the past three months? Davesgonechina at Musing Under The Tenement Palm rounds up the relevant...

Belarus: Soviet Pioneer Oranization's Anniversary

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush marks the 84th anniversary of Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organization by retelling one Belarusian bloggers’ story (in Russian) on how he got expelled from this Soviet youth...

China: World takeover screenplay

Is the identity of China Confidential‘s ‘mysteriously’ anonymous Confidential Reporter soon to be revealed? And is a Da Vinci Code-style thriller about China's world domination plans and the bloggers who...

The Kannada Context: Exclusive Identity and Other Stories

A round up of the Kannada blog world.

The Movie “Da Vinci Code” in South East Asia

As the movie “Da Vinci Code” starts its run across South East Asia, there have been protests and calls by Christian groups asking the governments to ban the movie. In...

Thailand: No censorship for “Da Vinci Code”

Andrew is happy that Thailand will not censor the movie “Da Vinci Code” after all. “Yesterday it was announced that the final ten minutes of the Da Vinci Code would...

Poland: The Da Vinci Code

The beatroot writes about the apparent sin of going to see The Da Vinci Code in Poland.

Costa Rica, Colombia: The Da Vinci Code and the Catholic Church

Uri Ridelman has the reaction of Costa Rican bishops to the release of the Davinci Code. Sergio Méndez says [ES] that an announced boycott in Colombia will ensure that everyone...

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