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· December, 2007

Stories about Film from December, 2007

Jordan: Film Festivals, Citizenship Law and More

From a film festival in Dubai, a Jordanian film maker is making his debut at Sundance. Mohammad Al Azraq reports on that as well as the citizenship law in Jordan,...

Nigeria: Oil's Dirty Business

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the documentary, Delta, Oil's Dirty Business: “Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, “DELTA – Oil's Dirty Business” “…portrays the image of “development”, the way giant multinational petroleum companies...

Antigua, U.S.A.: Copyright Rights

Both Talk Antigua and Caribbean Free Radio blog about Antigua being awarded the right to violate copyright protections on goods like films and music from the United States.

Morocco: Seeing stars in Marrakesh

It's been a star-struck week in the French-speaking Moroccan bloggosphere, famous international figures being a primary focus of discussion. Several bloggers wrote about the happenings at the seventh edition of...

Saudi: World Excited About Saudi ‘YouTubers’

Saudi Jeans comments on the world's fascination with the relationship of Saudis with video sharing site YouTube. “Now this fascination is not limited to Saudis as YouTube has become an...

China: Children Version of Lust, Caution

ESWN translated an editorial discussion of yweekend about the children version of Lust, Caution.

Nigeria: On Nollywood

Ashimole analyses Nigerian movies: The new generation actors may be smiling to the bank with a fat pay cheque but the public are not getting value for money. It is...

Haiti: Haiti Now! Film Festival

kiskeácity links to a review of the Haiti Now! Seminar, held earlier this year: “There have been some misunderstandings between anglophone West Indians and Haitians over Caricom and its role...

Egypt: Lesbian Film

“(A) new Egyptian film by the director Khaled Yousef has a Lesbian character in it. There is even rumor of a kiss…” writes Amal, from Palestine. “Before anyone gets too...

China: Lust, Caution and Cultural Revolution

Wu Li from my 1510 finds out that those university students who had made appeal to the Cultural Bureau to criticize the movie Lust, Caution! hadn't viewed the movie when...

China: The Warlords’ Political Debate

Josie Liu from China in Transition discusses the political debate around a newly released Hong Kong movie “The Warlords”.

Yemen: Making Sesame Oil the Old Way

Omar Barsawad from Yemen shows us a video clip of how sesame oil is traditionally made in his country.

El Salvador: Documentary Film – Los López

A documentary film called Los López tells the story of Mirtala López, who worked during the El Salvadoran civil war in a refugee camp in Honduras, is making the rounds...

Colombia: Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival

Juliana Rincón of Medea Material [es] writes about her recent experience at the Santa Fe de Antioquia Film Festival in Colombia.

Environment: Bali, Nuclear Energy and Green views from Africa

The climate change talks in Bali have been at the forefront of many blogs around the world. A worldwide protest was held on the 8th of Dec to call attention...

Brazil: On winning YouTube short film contest

Rodrigo Savazoni [pt] takes the opportunity of a Brazilian short film winning the YouTube Project:Direct to talk about the changes brought by new technologies to movie making: “I can only...

Palestine: Gaza Calling

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video clip showing the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza here.

Barbados: Film Festival

Gallimaufry is attending the Barbados International Film Festival.

Egypt: The Story of the Flying Mouse

We all used to watch cartoons when we were children. In fact, many of us still like watching cartoon movies. And sometimes some of those movies stay there in our...

India: On being offended

A seemingly innocuous song seems to have raised trouble for the filmmakers. IndieQuill on the “offensive” lyrics.

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