Stories about Film from June, 2008
Kuwait:The Incredible Hulk
Kuwait's Z District reviews The Incredible Hulk.
Pakistan: Slasher Flick
CHUP! on the first Pakistani slasher flick – Zibahkhana.
D.R. of Congo: On the Rumba River
A new film about Congolese music: On the Rumba River: a new French film on Congolese music and life on the world's second largest river, now a graveyard for abandoned barges and steamers.
Soviet History: Political Jokes
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
Heicaitou blogs some photos of a demonstration demanding the China SARFT to ban the movie “Kungfu Panda”.
Kuwait: Annoying People in Cinemas
Kuwaiti blog Final Haven describes five types of annoying people you could come across in cinemas in Kuwait.
EmPivot: Green media aggregator
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...
Russia: “Nina the Moldovan Grocer”
Moscow Through Brown Eyes shares a wonderful story on “Nina the Moldovan Grocer” and her “interpretation” of the blogger's parents.
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
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.”
Peru: Pointing Out Errors in the New Indiana Jones Movie
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).
Colombia: The struggles of Barrancabermeja documentary
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...
Colombia: Film Soundtrack Available on Creative Commons License
Critically-acclaimed Colombian film Perro Come Perro (Dog Eat Dog) has provided its soundtrack to the public on a Creative Commons license writes Caro Botero of equinoXio.
Hong Kong: Preserving Bruce Lee's Home
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.
Lithuania: “The Magnificent Town of Vilnius”
Viola in Vilnius links to and writes about a TV ad for the next year's Capital of Culture – The Magnificent Town of Vilnius. Photos and video on the process of creating the ad – in PetPunk‘s Flickr set.
Czech Republic: “Stolen Kosovo”
Byzantine Blog provides links to “Stolen Kosovo,” a Czech documentary by Vaclav Dvorak.
Poland: Film Review
Polandian reviews Andrzej Jakimowski's film, Sztuczki (“Tricks”).
Estonia: “Memories Denied”
A Step At A Time writes about “Memories Denied,” a 2006 book by Estonian filmmaker and journalist Imbi Paju, about the Soviet-time “cultural genocide” waged by Moscow against Estonia.
Czech Republic: Homer Simpson Restaurant
The Czech Daily Word writes about a Prague restaurant named after Homer Simpson.
Georgia: Lost Monkeys of Abkhazia
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...
Indonesia: Controversial sexy movie
Prince jake notes that while the fuel hike has claimed the highest attention in Indonesia, a controversial movie is also gaining national spotlight.