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· April, 2008

Stories about Film from April, 2008

Pakistan: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan interviews Mehreen Jabbar, a Pakistani filmmaker for her perspectives on Pakistan and thoughts on her film, based on a true story of a Pakistani Hindu...

India, Pakistan: Review of ‘Khuda Ke Liye’

Pass the Roti on the Left Side reviews the internationally acclaimed Pakistani movie ‘Khuda Ke Liye‘ (For God's Sake), which was recently released in Indian Theaters.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Brazil: Blog gives away tickets to attend to PangeaDay

Victor Vasques [pt] is giving away five pairs of tickets to the PangeaDay event in Rio de Janeiro to readers of Com Limão (With Lemon) blog. Contestants only need to...

PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from...

Lithuania: “NOROUTINE”

Babel in Vilnius writes about “the first and only Lithuanian photo movie” – “NOROUTINE.”

Iran:What do you want to know about Iran?

Homeyra reports that with the help of a Rising Voices microgrant, Shaghayegh Azimi will explain to Iranian filmmakers how they can use videoblogs to distribute their short films and documentaries...

U.K.: Macedonian Film Festival

The Macedonian Tendency shares the schedule of the Macedonian Film Festival that will take place in London next week.

Haiti, Martinique: Remembering

kiskeácity remembers two influential Caribbean icons.

Afghanistan: Media vs. Mullah

The Council of Afghan Mullahs has warned private TV channels in Afghanistan to immediately stop broadcasting Indian soap operas, hadi1121 reports.

Jamaica: Calabash 2008

Geoffrey Philp blogs about the 2008 Calabash literary festival in Jamaica and says that “Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott is delighted about his upcoming appearance.”

China: Boomtown Beijing

Onemanbandwidth introduced a documentary “Boomtown Beijing” by Siok Siok Tan. The film gave more background on the social psychology at the center of a rising state.

Brazil, USA: Sex, Crime and the Vatican

Antônio Mello, from blogdomello[Pt], blogs about “Sex, Crime and the Vatican” — a BBC documentary (parts 1, 2, 3 and 4)[En, subtitles in Pt] about children sexual abuse by catholic...

Vlog International: collaboration across borders

Vlog International is a project bringing together Spanish speaking vloggers: people submit their ideas, one is chosen and everyone records their piece, someone edits them together and they are published...

Armenia: Arthouse Cinema

Unzipped: Gay Armenia commends the National Art Gallery in Armenia for establishing the best and perhaps only arthouse cinema in the country's capital, Yerevan. In particular, the blog notes that...

Iran:Videobloggers in action

According to Iran Inside Out,a project of Rising Voices,veteran Iranian videobloggers will partner with the Tehran-based Young Cinema Society to identify aspiring young filmmakers and teach them the skills to...

Iranian bloggers write letters to Christ

It may seem surreal, but several Muslim bloggers have written letters to Jesus Christ in their blogs complaining about Western insults against Muslims, and particularly Dutch MP Geert Wilders‘ anti-Islamic...

Video on Flickr: An apple of dischord

Seventeen hours after its creation, the Flickr group "NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!!" already has more than 5475 members and 670 items. What is even more amazing is that another group,...

Israel: Funny Movie Translations from English to Hebrew

Can you guess what American movie title was translated into Hebrew as “The Gun Dies Laughing?” A translator's job is not just about language, but cultural and slang savvy. Blogger...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Danis Tanovic

From the Frontline and Bosnia Vault write about Bosnian film director Danis Tanovic and the new movie he is working on.

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