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· October, 2006

Stories about Film from October, 2006

Chile: Desert Documentary Heads to Rome

“Chileno” excitedly announces that the documentary film Deserted Memory was accepted to the United Nations International Film Festival in Rome. “Deserted Memory is a documentary on Chacabuco, an abandoned nitrate...

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: A Big Week

Sean Roberts notes that next is a big week for three Central Asian countries. Three very different events will take place that show how different their politics have become since...

Venezuelan Bloggers: A Lot More Than Politics

Regular readers of the Global Voices “daily links” coming out of Venezuela are probably left with the impression that – just a month from presidential elections – the entire country,...

Dominica, UK: Jean Rhys

Jeremy Taylor's dislike of the new BBC dramatisation of Dominican novelist Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea leads him to consider, among other things, Rhys's struggle to reconcile “her creole and...

Central Asia: Music & Film in Prague

Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.

South Korea: expatriate experience on screen

Robert Koehler at Marmot Hole introduces a film, “Expats”, in Pusan film festival. The director Wonsuk Chin's goal is to introduce Korea to Amercian audience: Korean Wave films are doing...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Alpine Pastures – Jailoo (c) Christopher Herwig, It's time to strike our tents (or Kyrgyz yurts in the Jailoo in this case), the summer is over (although in Kazakhstan's...

Russia: Thoughts on LiveJournal/ZheZhe

The Second Blog War continues in Russia. Brad Fitzpatrick, the LiveJournal's creator, has now joined the discussion over at sup_ru LJ community: in English, he offers some explanations and apologies...

Nigeria/Cameroon: new African film available online

Collaboration between Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, and Cameroon's English language film industry has produced a new film, Before the Sunrise. Scribbles from the Den writes about it: “Before the...

Kazakhstan: Borat, the Political Psychology

Sean Roberts explains the political psychology of the Borat-Kazakhstan relationship.

The Week That Was in Bahrain

It has been yet another busy week on the Bahraini blogsophere, with some bloggers rallying behind an anti-sectarianism campaign, Just Bahraini; others just back home from a long holiday; and...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Walking around the streets of Almaty, we picked up and brought for your attention the conversations from the Kazakh blogosphere. The recent visit of Kazakh President Nazarbayev to the White...

Africa: opening door to African cinema

“For decades, African cinema has been poised for the kind of international breakthrough that Asian and Middle Eastern films have enjoyed. There are lots of stories to be told and...

Brazil: Busy Weekend In São Paulo

It'll be a busy weekend in Sao Paulo. Made in Brazil explains why.

South Korea: diaspora

Jodi introduces two documentaries in Pusan festival about Korea diaspora in Russia, Cuba and the U.S.

Africa: movie about blood diamond causes controversy

The director of the movie, Blood Diamond, Ed Zwick, has refused to call his work, which reflects the human cost of diamond trade in Africa, fictional as requested by the...

India: Gandhigiri

Amardeep Singh comments on Gandhigiri – or the Gandhian way of getting things as inspired by a recent Bollywood flick and the way it has entered the public dialogue in...

Congo DRC: Killer Coltan

Killer Coltan is a film by the Congolese journalist/blogger, Mvemba Dizolele, about the coltan trade in Congo DRC: “Events in war-torn Congo may seem remote, but they are no further...

Kenya: global recognition for talented young Kenyans

The Makanga Report on “Young Kenyans Trail Blazing Around the World.”

Guatemala: Film: “Las Cruces… Poblado Proximo”

Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network transaltes a description of the new Guatemalan film, “Las Cruces… Poblado Proximo” from Blog de mi Guatemala [ES]. Patrick also posts the trailer of...

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