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· April, 2007

Stories about Film from April, 2007

Japan: Gore's “An Inconvenient Truth” popular among Japanese

Ken at What Japan Thinks reports on the results of a recent survey by MyVoice indicating that almost half of all Japanese want to see “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore's...

Kenya: Kenyan film wins African award

“Last month Nigerian films made a sweep at the African Movie Academy Awards. Incidentally, only one film from Kenya was nominated, Voice in the Bin for Best Film,” writes KenyaImagine.

Bolivia: Screening of “Cocalero” in the Chapare

Much of the world's interest in Bolivia has to do with the first indigenous president, Evo Morales. He got his start as a union leader with the coca growers in...

India: Meeting a Star

Sheetal Goel meets a superstar and is rather smitten. “For those who don't know me, here's something you need to know. Shah Rukh Khan was my first love, at the...

China: Spiderman in Beijing Street?

Whether pirated copies of Spiderman III DVD are sold in Beijing Street or just empty boxes? Reuters and Sony have different versions of the story. So Chinese pirates have actually...

India: Provoked

An Anthropologist Wannabe on the film Provoked. “Having said that however, I think the movie should be seen because it speaks very strongly about domestic violence suffered by women. And...

Qatar: The 3rd AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival

AlJazeera Talk are live blogging the the 3rd AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival that is being held at the Doha Sheraton. The four-day film fesival (which is free and open...

Tanzania: blog about Swahili film in the US

A blog about a Swahili film, Bongoland II: “This weekend we conducted screen tests for JUMA. The process went well and we were very impressed by the brave souls who...

Jordan: Yacoubian Building

Jordanian blogger Natasha Tynes, who lives in the US, had the chance to watch Egyptian movie Yacoubian Building and gives us her thoughts on it here. “The person introducing the...

A week goes by in Kuwait

The unpredictable weather, shoddy telecom services and the rapid surge in the stock market are just some of the topics keeping Kuwaiti bloggers entertained this week.

Morocco: Corruption, politics, and the aftermath of a bombing

Corruption encountered while filming Sahara, thoughts on the Casablanca bombings and concerns about the general safety of Morocco as well as the Virginia Tech massacre have been echoing in the...

Jamaica: Caribbean Film wins Outstanding Feature

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp takes note of Caribbean filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon's A Winter Tale, which was honoured as Outstanding Canadian Feature at the 7th annual ReelWorld Film Festival.

Africa: Fascination with movies about Africa

Kizzie writes about Hoolywood's new fascination with movies about Africa: “I'm not going to be surprised if I go to the movies in a few weeks to watch a movie...

Thailand: Call to Free Thai Cinema

FACT – Freedom Against Censorship Thailand is urging the National Legislative Assembly and The Thai Government to free Thai cinema from the whims of censorship authorities. “We demand the National...

India and Bollywood Buzz

This week Bollywood was the dominant topic of conversation among bloggers. Bollywood dominated for a couple of reasons.  The first one is the wedding of the year or the decade or...

Iraq: Meeting Resistance

Iraqi blogger Imad Khadduri provides a link to Meeting Resistance, a documentary on Iraq.

Cuba: Michael Moore

“…With his latest project, filmmaker Michael Moore reveals himself as a ‘sicko,’ willing to use some seriously ill veterans of the ground zero cleanup in New York to help the...

Senegal: hip hop meets politics

Tune Your World posts a documentary, African Underground: Democracy in Dakar, which shows the role of hip hop in Senegalese politics, “Our friends at Nomadic Wax are in Senegal this...

Trinidad & Tobago: Moko Jumbie Movie

Stefan Falke's Eye takes note of German filmmaker Harald Rumpf's documentary about the Moko Jumbies (stilt walkers) of the Dragon Kilimanjaro School of Arts & Culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

Egypt: Torture Video Out

Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya provides a link to the first part of a video on torture in Egypt, which landed Al Jazeera journalist Houwaida Taha into trouble with the...

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