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· November, 2006

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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