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· June, 2008

Stories about Film from June, 2008

Soviet History: Political Jokes

18 June 2008

A Soviet-time joke in a post at Robert Amsterdam's blog: “… the man who goes to buy a car in Moscow, pays for it, and is told by the salesman that he can collect it on a particular date in 10 years’ time. The buyer thinks for a moment and...

China: Kungfu Panda

17 June 2008

Heicaitou blogs some photos of a demonstration demanding the China SARFT to ban the movie “Kungfu Panda”.

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EmPivot: Green media aggregator

15 June 2008

EmPivot is a website made for sharing videos with a specific theme: environment. This green-related media content is added to the website so that people, organizations and companies can connect with each other with this same interest between them. EmPivot, as they explain on their website, comes from the word...

Croatia: Jasenovac

13 June 2008

Gray Falcon links to translated and subtitled web copies of “Jasenovac: Blood and Ashes,” a 1983 documentary by Croatian director Lordan Zafranović about the largest death camp in Croatia during WWII.

Nigeria: The Nollywood Convention

13 June 2008

Ladybrille writes about the Nigerian movie industry: “The Nollywood Convention, produced by the Nollywood Foundation Inc., a non-profit headquartered in Los Angeles, California which attracts A-list Nollywood celebrities like the aforementioned, directors, producers and key industry players in Hollywood and Bollywood is also receiving a makeover.”

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Peru: Pointing Out Errors in the New Indiana Jones Movie

13 June 2008

Mexican music in an Andean market, misplaced cities, and negative stereotypes of Peruvians are some of the complaints made by Peruvian bloggers in response to the new Indiana Jones movie. Many bloggers have taken these glaring errors very seriously, but others think that movies should entertain, and not teach history (Spoiler alert).

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Colombia: The struggles of Barrancabermeja documentary

11 June 2008

This nine part documentary created by Taline Haytayan of her experience as part of the Peace Brigades International organization in the strife ridden Barrancabermeja region of Colombia captured my attention throughout. It follows the Feminine Popular Organization (OFP) group which works together to prevent violence against women and violent conflict...

Hong Kong: Preserving Bruce Lee's Home

10 June 2008

Diumanpark urges the Hong Kong government to preserve Bruce Lee's home as a memorial hall in Hong Kong [zh]. The commercial radio has set up a webpage for a signature campaign to support the preservation.

Georgia: Lost Monkeys of Abkhazia

2 June 2008

This is Tbilisi Calling comments on a new documentary film about the Primate Research Center in the breakaway region of Abkhazia. The blog says that there is speculation that in the Soviet period there were attempts to create a hybrid between humans and monkeys and that some of the primates...

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