Stories about Film from December, 2006
Russia: A Typical New Year's
Snowsquare guides the readers through a typical New Year's celebration in Russia (a ten-day affair, by the way!) Happy New Year, everyone!
The Balkans: Main 2006 Stories
Ed of Balkan Baby lists the most important regional stories of 2006: “Slovenia moves towards Eurozone,” “Croatia and Serbia Disappoint at World Cup,” “Croatia Stop-Start its way towards EU,” etc.
Kenya: Kenyan videos online
Kenyans United is new site for Kenyan music videos, comedy, and documentaries, via Digital Africa.
India: Community Video Unit and Dalits
Reflections in a window pane on the power of video and overcoming oppression. “When the use of Video by a team of six Dalits, working for a Community Video Unit, set up by Navsarjan, Drishti and Video Volunteers transcended all barriers of caste, it brought upon relief for an entire...
Barbados: Hollywood in the Caribbean
Barbados blogger AirBourne offers a capsule history of Hollywood's interventions in the Caribbean, with a special emphasis on the music featured in the films.
Africa: blood diamond
Black Looks reviews the film, Blood Diamond, and comments on Russel Simmons initiative, Diamond Empowerment Fund.
Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger
In Morocco, a newspaper is being sued for publishing an article on jokes which Moroccans enjoy. Blogger Hjiouij thinks its not discussing religious issues that the authorities object to in print but rather any attempt to ridicule Moroccan King Mohammed the Fifth. قبل دقائق خمس أعلنت التلفزة الرسمية أن الوزير...
Nigeria: lessons from Nigerian film industry
Back To The Beginning shares an email she received about 24 lessons from the Nigerian film industry.
South Asia : People, Prayers, Movies and Politics
The latest buzz from different blogs from South Asia: Bangladesh: - Mezba of a Bengali in TO, a Bangladeshi expat living in Canada describes why is it beneficial to sacrifice an animal back to his country during Eid-ul-Azha. - Rumi of Drishtipat predicts the fate of Bangladesh's future if the...
China: A Giant Power or Not?
China used to be one of the mightiest empires and oldest civilizations in the world in human history, but its modern history, starting from the middle of 19th century, was full of disgrace, disorder and chaos as perceived by Chinese people, who has aspired to revive its historical glory in...
Sudan: save Darfur
Soldier of Africa, who blogs from Darfur, posts a video made by American school kids, Save Darfur.
Tanzania: Tanzania's nightmare
My Africa Today reviews the documentary, Darwin's Nightmare: “At first, it seems as if he's emphasizing that Europe doesn't provide anything to Africa in return for the food. But he finally gets around to the presumption that illegal arms shipments are actually flying in.”
China: movie review: Still Life
Chi Tung in Shanghaiist has a movie review on Jia Zhangke’s Golden Lion-award-winning Still Life.
Macedonia: Esma vs Borat
A Macedonian Roma singer plans to sue Borat, reports Illyrian Gazette.
India: On kissing and the movies
A kiss in a movie between two stars causes quite a row. Jabberwock reflects on kissing and Bollywood. “What the self-appointed morality-keepers are objecting to, dear and earnest HT City, is the fact that a human male and a human female are locking lips on a big screen, and that...
Trinidad & Tobago: Review of “I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth”
Studio Film Club talks about Brazilian director Vicente Ferraz's documentary I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth, which chronicles the making of the 1960s film Soy Cuba: “Interspersing shots from the original film – many of which are justly famous for their power and complexity – with interviews, Mr. Ferraz has...
The week that was in The Moroccan Blogosphere
Marrakech celebrates the stars The red city of Morocco looks more beautiful with all the glamorous actors taking part in its sixth edition of the International Film Festival. The very good Laila Lalami posts about the event and points a very interesting statement said by Mohammed Majd a Moroccan actor...
India: Wal-mart, Bangalore and BarCamp Bangalore II
National Interest, Wal-Mart, Internet, Barcamp, Bangalore and Bollywood are some of the topics we look in this week's round-up about all things Indian. There is a new group blog called Signal. The focus of this blog is on India's national interest. President Musharaff of Pakistan offered a new proposal to...
Ukraine: “Is Homer Simpson Ukrainian?”
Ukraine List writes about Ukrainian Mennonite heritage of Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons.
South Africa: new way to rent DVDs
Chilibean writes about Pushplay, a South African version of Netflix, “A new way to hire DVDs has launched in Cape Town. The service is called Pushplay and the way it works is that you sign up, pay between R89 and R139 per month for up to 3 DVDs. The DVDs...
Arabisc: Asian Games, Democracy and Models
Why was there no celebration of the Arab heritage in the opening of the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and what is the relationship between democracy and models and why is an Egyptian blogger asking his readers to watch award-winning movie Good Night and Good Luck? These are some of...