Stories about Film from November, 2006
Jamaica: RIP, Perry Henzell
Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to Perry Henzell, director of the Jamaican cult classic The Harder They Come, who passed away today.
The Blogoma retaliates while Blaise LLorca calms the angry e-crowd
Moroccan bloggers under fire! The Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is very angry. Why? Well a Moroccan blogger qualified the Moroccan blogging as being still in the “teen aging period”(Fr). Mohamed Lachyab, a Moroccan journalist who's decorating his blog with …his own pictures, gave an interview(Ar) to the Moroccan newspaper Almasae, and...
Montenegro: James Bond Connection
East Ethnia writes about the fake and the real Montenegro – and the James Bond connection.
Nigeria: challenges for Nollywood
Zaynab A. Omaki writes about Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, in the sub-Saharana Africa roundtable, “For all is flaws, however, Nollywood has been able to create a sense of nationhood. Nigerians identify their film industry as being wholly their own, even if they don’t identify with its productions. That’s why...
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean film-maker wins first prize
A Zimbabwean filmmaker, Tawanda Gunda Mupengo, wins first prize at the Dakar Film Festival for his short film, Spell My Name, “The film is about a young albino girl sexually abused by the headmaster of her school and a young teacher who stands up to protect her.”
East Africa: films in East Africa
First there was Hollywood, then Bollywood followed by Nollywood. Here comes Bongowood, a blog about films made in East Africa and about East Africa. Bongo is a colloquial name for Tanzania.
South Korea: Why Koreans Would Love Battlestar Galactica
Michael Hurt tries to explain why Koreans would love the movie Battlestar Galactica by looking into Korean culture.
Serbia: Tribute to Dragan Maksimovich
Serbian public and bloggers pay tribute to a well-known Serbian actor Dragan Maksimovic, who died in 2001 after having been beaten by skinheads, reports Belgrade 2.0.
Russia: Andrei Rublev
Russia Blog reviews Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev.
Jamaica:”Borat” and the thin line
For the Jamaican blogger BassChocolate, watching — and laughing at — the film Borat raises some conflicting issues: “Many Jamaicans are offended with Americans portray us as Weed Orgy Central. How would we feel if we were portrayed in a major motion picture as a country which condoned rape and...
Blogging About India, NRIs, Bollywood and Ice Cricket
New blog aggregator, what does it take to buy a home in Bangalore, NRIs, English Bollywood , ice cricket are some of the things we look in this round-up. There is a new blog aggregator from India with a different voice. Check it out, it is called Blog Bharti. The...
Mali: New Film on African Debt
Le Pangolin encourages (Fr) readers to go see Bamako, a Malian film directed by Abderrhamanne Sissako which tackles the issue of African debt. The film recently received the Grand Prix du Public at the Cannes Film Festival.
Voices from South Asia
Bangladesh: Asif of Unheard Voices: Drishtipat Group Blog analyzes the current political situation in Bangladesh and urges all the Bangladeshis to take a non-partisan moral stand to get out of the current crisis. Andrew Morris writes an essay in Desicritics about the historical faces of Dhaka city titled Bangladesh Diary:...
Cambodia: Minefield Trip
The filmmakers writing the lianlian blog take an unusual trip in Cambodia. “But then, Aki Ra invited us to join him on a demining expedition. The offer caught us off-guard. Triggered long, heated discussions and caused a few sleepless nights. How dangerous exactly, was a minefield? Did we really need...
Romania, Macedonia: Roma Music in Borat
Illyrian Gazette writes about Borat‘s soundtrack.
Russia: Borat, Brezhnev and Driving
The Turkish Invasion writes on the ban of Borat in Russia, posts an old Soviet Brezhnev joke, and warns of the dangers of having a car in Moscow.
Russia: Churchill Houses
Copydude writes about British sailors and Russian women in the wartime Soviet North, and a film to be made about them by a Russian director.
Kazakhstan: Of Phony Anthems
KZ Blog writes that the fake national anthem featured in the Borat movie is good satire of some of the things in which the Kazakhstani government takes pride.
Argentina: Film: Born and Raised
Robert Wright reviews Pablo Trapero's newest film, “Born and Raised”. But beware, Wright warns that “if you plan to see it, don’t read any further…”
Moldova: Borat in Moldova and Romania
Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about Borat: “ Borat's “Kazakh village” was in fact filmed in Romania, so it was fun to watch the first four minutes of the film on YouTube and know what all these villagers were saying to Borat. His “wife,” Oxana, didn't say what...
Kazakhstan: Borat Opens
Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, the story/mockumentary telling a “Kazakh” journalist's quest across America to marry Pamela Anderson, opened over the weekend in North America much of Europe and neweurasia looks at different perspectives on how the movie affects Kazakhstan.