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· December, 2007

Stories about Film from December, 2007

Nigeria: Oil's Dirty Business

  27 December 2007

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 would define it.”

Antigua, U.S.A.: Copyright Rights

  24 December 2007

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

  23 December 2007

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 the International Marrakesh Film Festival, most notably on the reception there of American director Martin Scorcese and some famous Egyptian film stars.

Saudi: World Excited About Saudi ‘YouTubers’

  23 December 2007

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 international phenomenon in short time, but as with almost everything else, outsiders seem to think that our country is a...

Nigeria: On Nollywood

  21 December 2007

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 eyesore and mind twisting when these nollywood films attempt westernized thriller/action film or war film. I doubt if they employ...

Haiti: Haiti Now! Film Festival

  19 December 2007

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 in Haiti so this kind of cultural effort for mutual understanding is worth noting.”

Egypt: Lesbian Film

  18 December 2007

“(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 excited about the new age of liberalism in Egyptian cinema, the leaks indicate that the lesbian character is an evil...

China: Lust, Caution and Cultural Revolution

  17 December 2007

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 they signed the appeal letter. The blogger felt that such attitude reflected the deep social conflict similar to the social...

El Salvador: Documentary Film – Los López

  12 December 2007

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 of theaters writes Jasmine Campos of Periodismo Cultural [es].

Brazil: On winning YouTube short film contest

  8 December 2007

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 see the bright side of it. Because nobody will stop watching good movies and a lot more people have started...

Africa: The African Diaspora Film Festival

  1 December 2007

The African Diaspora Film Festival is taking place in New York: “The program for the 15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival, which will take place in New York on November 23-December 9, 2007, has a special “Portugal and Africa Program,” which includes old and new films about Lusophone African topics.”

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