· November, 2007

Stories about Film from November, 2007

Azerbaijan: Djulfa

  29 November 2007

Blogian reports that a documentary highlighting the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan is being distributed to members of the U.S. Congress. However, the Armenian blogger is concerned by the [nationalist] content as well as the professionalism of the film.

Nigeria: Nollywood actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe

  27 November 2007

Nollywood photo blog has a post about the Nigerian actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe:’ Bisi Ibidapo-Obe could easily pass for one of the most beautiful girls in the movie industry. However, when it comes to fashion she is in the class of those who know how to do it well. She’s always...

China: Doctoral Student Accuses SARFT of Movie Censorship

  16 November 2007

Dong Yanbin, a doctoral student in China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), accused Beijing UME international movie theater and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) of castrating Ang Lee’s blockbuster Lust,Caution, Jinghua Times reported on Wednesday. His accusation had inflamed a new tide of online criticism on SARFT.

Brazil: A river in its last years

  14 November 2007

“I took this picture of Madeira River a few hours ago, when the airplane flew over Porto Velho city (RO). This landscape will have disappeared in a few years, to make room for a huge dam that will feed two hydroelectric plants.” Altino Machado also reports [pt] on the FestCine...

Brazil: Police, a tough nut to crack

  13 November 2007

The song theme of the popular Brazilian film Tropa de Elite [Elite Squad], about police corruption in Rio, has become background music for the Pernambuco's Police Forces. They sang the lyrics by Tihuana when were called to calm down a rebellion in a prison, as reports PE Body Count [pt]:...

Hong Kong: Batman and Foreign Power

  12 November 2007

While Martin Lee was criticized as traitor because of his article in Wall Street Journal, diumanpark pointed out that Hong Kong people always welcomed foreign power, and in fact the government has been actively invited foreign power to enter Hong Kong, such as Disneyland and Batman (zh).