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· February, 2007

Stories about Film from February, 2007

Senegal: Youssou N'Dour Cinematic Debut

California-based Congolese blogger Alain Mabanckou has nothing but praise for Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's big screen debut in Amazing Grace (Fr):”to see the few clips featuring Youssou N'dour, I think...

Hungary: Mozikep

Shopping for movies at Mozikep DVD/Video shop in Budapest is a crazy experience: read the details at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa

There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I...

Martinique & Guadeloupe's Music Opened French César Awards

Martinique-based was happy to see the music of Martinique and Guadeloupe featured on the French equivalent of American Oscars(Fr): “The mistress of ceremony of the 2007 edition of the...

Panama: More Deadly Than War

#1: Panama Guide reports on Charity Expat Social: …We ate dinner with Sister Griselda Rios who has been working with the orphanage for more than three years. They have about...

Poland: On “The Lives of Others”

Traveling Life writes this about the foreign film that got this year's Oscar: “Anyway, Lives of Others did make me appreciate a little more the hate felt by many towards...

Ukraine: Dubbing

Ukraine List writes about the Ukrainian dubbing debate.

Saudi Arabia: DiCaprio Deserves An Oscar

Writing hours before the Oscars, Saudi blogger Entropy says Leonardo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar for his roles in Blood Diamonds and The Departed.

Albania: Film Industry

Our Man in Tirana writes on the Albanian film industry.

Uganda: The Last King of Scotland

Ethan Zuckerman's reaction after watching The Last King of Scotland: “I saw The Last King of Scotland last night and had been prepared to be pissed off about yet another...

” Africa Paradis”: A Film on Immigration

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) the synopsis of new film “Africa Paradis” (Fr), a film about two struggling Europeans attempting  to migrate to a mythic, rich, future Africa. He also posts...

Turkey is Typing…Midnight Express, Sweaters, and a Jar of Peanut Butter

What do the above items have in common? All of them and much more will be part of our hodge-podge edition of Turkish is Typing. A couple of our bloggers...

Swahili blogosphere: Sounds of Wisdom, Peacekeeping mission and the Last King of Scotland

A Week Goes by in Kuwait

From a new movie to a naming special day after a popular soft drink (pop for Americans) to creating Kuwait's very own supermarket brand. These were some of the conversations...

Brunei: Cinema Halls in Brunei

The Daily Brunei Resources remembers the cinema halls in Brunei and traces their history.

Omar Al Sharif a Bully?

Egyptian-born actor Omar Al Sharif, 74, is a bully, writes Issandr El Amrani following news reports that Sharif, who starred in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, punched a Guatemalan...

China: Aesthetics of Power

Chong translates a cultural critics Zhu Dake's comments on Zhang Yimou's film (director of the Curse of the Golden Flower) and the aesthetics of power that colours Chinese modernity: It...

China and Hong Kong: Ai Xiao-ming

An interview with mainland China independent film maker Ai Xiao-ming on the Vagina Monologue at

Serbia: Emir/Nemanja Kusturica

Belgrade 2.0 writes about Emir Kusturica, the Serbian filmmaker who has been awarded with France’s Order of the Knight of Arts and Literature of the first degree. Kusturica's name, by...

Serbia: A Rocky Balboa Statue

Pestcentric wishes good luck to a village in Serbia that hopes to solve its (many) problems by erecting a statue of Rocky Balboa.

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