Stories about Film from August, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: A Winter Tale
Francomenz is looking forward to seeing Trinidad-born writer-director Frances-Anne Solomon's new film, A Winter Tale.
Cayman Islands: Caribbean Film Festival
Mighty Afroditee is impressed by the quality of films being shown at the Caribbean Film Festival.
Mongolia: Kazakh eagle hunters
American filmmaker Joseph Spaid tells readers about his film Kiran over Mongolia over at neweurasia. The documentary portrays a young Mongolized Kazakh youth from the urban capital who is taken into an apprenticeship by a true Kazakh eagle master.
Russia: The Strugatsky Brothers
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the famous Soviet science fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers: “For some reason, I was sure until recently that these books are so good that they will remain to be the favourite books of the new generations of geeks for a long time. Strangely,...
India: Fan Clubs and Tamil Cinema
The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema discusses the dynamics and sociology of fan clubs.
India: On Chak De India!
Chak De India!, a Bollywood film that deals with women's hockey and underdogs provokes a reaction from Jabberwock.
Trinidad & Tobago: Ten Things…
Club Soda and Salt makes ten observations about Trinidad.
Japan: Crazy for a Bug
A catchy tune about a funny-looking bug that bites people's bums and makes them happy, featured regularly as filler between children's programming on the national broadcaster NHK, is catching on like crazy across Japan. In this post, read more about the thinking behind the song, reactions from Japanese bloggers, and a post from one of the creators of the clip.
Japan: Time-lapse Tokyo
Pink Tentacle brings together ten great time-lapse videos shot in Tokyo, including one of 35 years of construction in Shinjuku, one of the construction of Roppongi Hills, one of a trip along the Yamanote Line, and one of lighting striking in Higashiyama.
Israel: Brangelina Visit?
“Brangelina” may touch down on Israeli soil this October, reports Stephanie from Israel.
Syria: How Do You Feel?
Abu Fares shares his feelings with this clip that he shot in an art exhibition in Venice.
Iran:A Young Filmmaker got Electroshocked
Mostafa Karimi, a young filmmaker, was electroshocked and lost his two hands when he was filming a scene.It seems security measures were not respected.A blog was created to support him.Help Karimi[Fa] blog updates news about him and his needs.
Macedonia, Canada: Film Festival
The Macedonian Tendency links to the site of the Second Annual Macedonian Film Festival to be held in Toronto on Oct. 13-14.
China: Independent Films
Mary Ann O'Donnell blogs a weekend party among independent films makers in Shenzhen. There were six independent films presented in the “old man party“.
Tanzania: The making of the movie, Bongoland II
If you can make a movie in Dar es Salaam, then you can make a movie anywhere: “First there are production and logistical issues. The production issues were easily resolved because we had anticipated those and planned for them. What we did not anticipate are the issues beyond our control…traffic...
Kuwait: Micheal Moore in Kuwait
Mark fishes a video featuring Micheal Moore in Kuwait in 1994.
Pakistan: 60 years of film
Metroblogging Lahore on the sixty years of Pakistan's film industry, based in Lahore.
Liberia: Iron Ladies of Liberia – a documentary
A documentary about Liberia, Iron Ladies of Liberia, has made into the Toronto Film Festival: “Did you hear that the film “Iron Ladies of Liberia” made it into the Toronto Film Festival? Heard there is a big screening at the opening of the UN General Counsel this fall as well…will...
Iran:The Embassy of Afghanistan protests against Iranian TV
Yek Pezeshk says [Fa] that the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran protested against a TV series,Chahrkhaneh, where,it seems, Afghans were insulted.Afghan officials say the producers of this series presented an unreal image of Afghan young people and it will have a negative effect on Iran-Afghanistan relations.
Belize: King Passes On
The Belize News Blog acknowledges the passing of Belizean television pioneer Emory King.
Russia: “Sunken Submarines”
The Accidental Russophile writes about Russia's “sunken submarines”: the Kursk and the Komsomolets.