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· December, 2006

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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