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· July, 2008

Stories about Film from July, 2008

Tube Adventure: A Bilingual Quest Game on YouTube

The popular Spanish YouTube channel Pinofas has created a novel project: it's an hero adventure quest live-action game that takes advantage of the new tagging, linking and commenting capabilities that...

Morocco: Meknes-Tafilalet Film Festival

cinema and movies shares news of the Meknès-Tafilalet Film Festival.

Peru: Movie Places Machu Picchu Incorrectly

Luis Ramos of Cinencuentro [es] complains about another movie that mistakenly places Machu Picchu in another country. This time it is placed in Mexico.

Egypt Silences the Voice of Iran

Egyptian authorities shut down the Cairo office of an Iranian TV network over a film that justifies the killing of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat by Islamic militants. Marwa Rakha...

Arabeyes: Mourning Youssef Chahine

Tributes are pouring in from bloggers from around the Middle East and North Africa, mourning the death of renowned Egyptian film maker Youssef Chahine. Born in Alexandria in 1926, Chahine...

Brazil: Blogosphere makes it to the cinema

“The blogosphere made it to the Brazilian cinema. Murilo Salles’ film “A Proper Name“ [pt] brings a blog, by Clara Averbuck [pt], to the movie theater. There are reviews of...

Morocco: Saying Goodbye to Youssef Chahine

Moroccan blogger cinema and movies bids adieu to legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine.

Saudi Arabia: What is the point of MBC Persia?

MBC is a Saudi-run satellite television company, known across the Arab world for its entertainment channels as well as Al Arabiya news channel. It has just launched a new channel...

Lebanon: “Lebanon Cluster Bomb”, the Film

“The film is a primer on the cluster munition problem in Lebanon, but much more so an intimate portrait of those struggling to rebuild their lives after the devastating 2006...

Iran:”Assassination of a Pharaoh”

Several Iranian bloggers such as Einiproxy[Fa] reported that football (soccer) game between Iran-Egypt did not happen because of an Iranian documentary portraying in a positive light the assassin who killed...

Jordan: Batman Review

“I can say I was completely blown away! Not just the best Batman movie ever made, this is one of the best movies this year,” writes Jordanian blogger Moey, about...

China: Fuwatron Toy

We've seen vampire Fuwas, life-size Fuwa robots, Fuwa-inspired soft porn, grannies dressed like Fuwas, even a supposed Fuwa curse and, now, a ripoff of the Transformers franchise. h/t @bokane. update:...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Obama the Hero?

“As the days, weeks, and months have gone by, it has become increasingly clear that Barack Hussein Obama…has been stepping into this role of the ‘selfless superhero'”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp...

Syria: Nudity and Moral Decay

How much nudity on television can be considered as art, and how much of it contributes to moral decay? Syrian blogger Emad [Ar] tries to answer this question in the...

China: Looking back at a campus shooting

“...the first few days with the cast were really strange, everyone kept whispering to each other wondering if I was a big kung fu master back in China.” Why does...

Brazil: Uncovering the lack of freedom of press

Andre Deak [pt] interviews Daniel Florêncio [pt], a Brazilian filmmaker living in London, who “has been target of criticism by the government of Minas Gerais because of his video report...

Balkans, U.S.: Goran Bregovic in NYC

Veni Markovksi posts pictures and writes at length about Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra's concerts in New York City.

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Bollywood Magic

From St Vincent and the Grenadines, Lullabies, Fairy Tales and Other Self Delusions sees Jane Austen through an Indian film director's eyes—that's when he begins to realise he can't resist...

Morocco: Abbas Fourak

cinema and movies shares information about Moroccan film director Abbas Fourak.

Serbia: Arts Roundup

Here are some picks from the blogosphere on the Serbian literature, architecture, film, music, visual arts and cuisine. Enjoy!

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