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· July, 2007

Stories about Film from July, 2007

China: Preview of Ang Lee film of Eileen Chang novel

“Color us excited,” writes Maureen O'Connor of Shanghaiist, “[t]he “Lust, Caution” trailer is out!”

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

“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...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

“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...

Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events

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...

Korea: Remember 5.18

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),...

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film Icons

“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...

India At 60: New Book on Partition of India, First Woman President and A Film on Gandhi's Son

A couple of weeks from now on August 15th and 14th, India and Pakistan will celebrate their 60th year of Independence. What stands out in stark contrast is the differences...

India: Gandhi, My Father

IndieQuill on a film – Gandhi, My Father that explores the story and circumstances of one of Gandhi's sons.

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Reviews

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” –...

Tanzania: shooting a film in Tanzania

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...

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

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...

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Film Festival

The Second Jeddah Film Festival or Jeddah Visual Shows Festival is being held in Saudi Arabia, writes Saudi Jeans.

Iraq: Voices of the People

Voices of Iraq is a new movie filmed and directed by the people of Iraq, explains Konfused Iraqi Kid here.

Egypt: Another Letter from Imprisoned Blogger, Two bloggers Released, Co-blogging gets Popular and More

In this week's round-up from Egypt imprisoned blogger Karim Amer sends another letter from prison expressing his loneliness and feelings of injustice, the bloggers who were arrested this week were...

Bahrain: Free Harry Potter

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif calls upon cinemas to admit people in costumes free to the new Harry Potter movie.

Kuwait: Awaiting Harry Potter

Amu, from Kuwait, can't wait to watch Harry Potter and review it on his blog.

China: Nanjing forced out by Transformers

A serious documentary film Nanjing was forced out from the theater by a commercial movie Transformers, Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a few pieces that addressed the issue.

Taiwan: In memory of Yang Dechang

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...

Sudan: Movie Reviews, Being Single, Sudanese Rape Laws & Life Saving Stoves for Darfur

There is quite a lot to cover in this week’s round up of the Sudanese blogosphere: movie reviews, government reshuffle in South Sudan, Darfur Stoves Project, etc. We’ll first start...

Haiti: Unmasked

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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