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· February, 2008

Stories about Film from February, 2008

China: Box Office

Latest statistic of the China box office shows that 3,527 screens worth 5.1 billion RMB. Sun bin believes that the bloom can even be bigger if the ticket fee is...

Iraq: New Crush

Iraqi blogger Abbas Howazin has a new crush. Click here to check out who the dumb girl he can't take his eyes off is.

India: The Male Gaze

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on how actresses in Tamil film industry are subject to the male gaze off screen.

Japan: Evil Mickey Mouse Invasion

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces an old propaganda animation (1934) about the future (1936) invasion of evil mickey mouse. The film is available in youtube.

Czech Republic: Markéta Irglová Gets an Oscar

The Reference Frame posts a note on Markéta Irglová, the first Czech female Oscar winner.

China: Hu Jie

Zhai Minglei posted an interview with Hu Jie (zh), a documentary film maker, who lives with the poor with his camera.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Preservation

“Even as we fret about the loss of our historic architecture, we are losing the architects of our history”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, The Liming House writes about the...

Sudan/Uganda: African Rebels on YouTube

Chris Blattman writes about African rebels on YouTube: “YouTube is turning into a surprising source of archival videos on rebels and rebel leaders. Tim Allen, a friend and anthropologist at...

Tanzania: Tanzanian actor in Bongoland II

Bongoland II blog writes about the Tanzanian actor, Shafii Abdul: “As we await the release of Bongoland II, we thought it is only appropriate to tell you about some of...

Colombia: Movie About Pablo Escobar

In Colombia, Reticente [es] reviews the latest movie about Pablo Escobar called “Angel or Demon,” and recommends not to take a date because the movie is bad.

Iran:No beautiful faces please

Kamangir writes when Iranian Fars News wanted to publish pictures from a meeting in a film festival in Tehran, they had no othere choice than to focus on the name-tags...

Saudi Arabia: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story

Mochness from Saudi Arabia discusses a new documentary on living in the Kingdom, entitled: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story.

Russia, Ukraine: Bond Girls

Siberian Light posts “a brief rundown of every Russian Bond Girl, ever” – which includes at least one Ukrainian girl.

Brazil: Bahia Afro Film Festival

Altino Machado [pt] says that everything is ready for the Bahia Afro Film Festival, which takes place in Salvador, Brazil from November 18 through 28. “The main goal is to...

Myanmar: Rambo Vs Junta

The Burmese people now ally in their struggle against the regime.

Iran:A documentary about Tehran

In You Tube, we can find a trailer of “Tehran: Another Side”, a documentary produced & directed by Sam Ali Kashani. The film explores the streets of Tehran, exposing a...

India: Eastern Promises and Bollywood

A wonderful set of photographs at Trivial Matters – focusing on women from Russia and Eastern Europe who work in the Bollywood film industry in India.

Kenya: Music for peace

Kenyan musicians make a music video for peace: “Musicians from around Kenya join to create a music video and song to help stem the violence in Kenya.”

Nepal: Kite Runner

Kathmandu Speaks on watching Kite Runner – the film

Iran:Marjan Satrapri, the author of Perseopolis on Colbert Report!

Omid Memarian says that while some of the Iranian, and Iranian-Americans criticize Marjan Satrapi for presenting a black and white image of the Iranian society and give warmongers an excuse...

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