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· July, 2007

Stories about Film from July, 2007

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

30 July 2007

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning of freedom.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

30 July 2007

“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, as does Jonathan at Trinidad's Studio Film Club blog.

Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events

29 July 2007

Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking for racial slurs on the shelves of supermarkets. Read this post by Abdullatif Al Omar to see what else is happening.

Korea: Remember 5.18

28 July 2007

History seems unforgettable. Especially tragedies. A movie that just opened in Korea brings up a piece of history, the Kwangju Uprising or Kwangju Democracy Movement (known in Korea as 5.18), and has been touted as a film Koreans should watch. The film touches on issues of patriotism, the plight of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film Icons

26 July 2007

“It took Spike Jones to push Horace Ové into second place in a new ranking of iconic Black directors.” As the Caribbean Beat Blog reviews the results of the 100 Black Screen Icons poll, it pays homage to some of the people who have contributed to Caribbean film.

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Reviews

24 July 2007

Studio Film Club longs for the days “when there were film reviews in the local newspapers. Proper film reviews, written by people who knew what they were writing about” – and links to a blog that fills the void.

Tanzania: shooting a film in Tanzania

24 July 2007

Six American students are blogging about their experience shooting a feature film in Tanzania: Here are a few memorable moments from being on the set: * Yelling “action!” right before the fight scene * Waiting for neighborhood pigs to stop squealing so that we could shoot the scene * Trying...

Bahrain: Does A PlayStation 2 Gun Count As A Weapon?

21 July 2007

Bahrain's bloggers have moved on this week to comment on a protest held outside the Iranian Embassy in protest against an editorial by Iranian editor Hossein Shariatmadari, which started that Bahrain should become a part of Iran. Others talk about Embassy interviews for Visas, the release of a Guantanamo detainee, why Bahrain is vying to build the highest skyscraper and preparing for the new release of Harry Potter.

Taiwan: In memory of Yang Dechang

17 July 2007

Chong has translated an article by Leung Man Tao at interlocals.net about a Taiwanese film director Yang Dechang who has recently passed away. The writer describes the director as a prophet not welcome by his country.

Haiti: Unmasked

13 July 2007

gmtPlus9 (-15) links to a project called Kids With Cameras, which has given Haitian children in indentured servitude the power to tell their own stories.

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