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· September, 2008

Stories about Film from September, 2008

Bahrain: The same racism everywhere?

Ali Abdulemam has just watched the film Freedom Writers – and thinks it describes Bahrain perfectly.

Taiwan: The Return of Local Cinema

This summer, Taiwanese cinema is not only celebrating a comeback, but is also shining like the sun. No matter how strongly the typhoon hits Taiwan, movie theaters are witnessing hundreds,...

Lusosphere: Saramago, 85 years, Nobel Laureate, Blogger

A week ago, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner for literature - the first and only Portuguese language writer - started his own blog: Saramago's Notebook, which he describes as his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Festival

“We need a film festival like America needs to not vote for McCain,” says Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer, but warns: “It shouldn’t just be about film as business. What about...

Iran:The Stoning of Soraya M.

Parsarts reports that “The Stoning of Soraya M.” is a new, Iran-focused movie. It’s about a woman who gets stoned in a small town in Iran.

Japan: DVD release by Politician Yuri Fujikawa

The upcoming release [ja] of a DVD featuring 27-year-old Japanese politician Yuri Fujikawa [藤川 優里], member of the Hachinohe city [八戸市] assembly in Aomori Prefecture [青森県], is all the talk...

YouTube Contest for aspiring journalists

As I had mentioned back in August, YouTube and The Pulitzer Center have launched Project: Report, a contest for aspiring journalists and now the full rules and instructions are up....

China: Full Transcript of Leaving Fear Behind

Woser posted the full transcript of an underground documentary, Leaving Fear Behind, produced by Tibetan.

World Bank Film Competition – Social Dimensions of Climate Change

The world bank has a call for submissions of short 2-5 minute documentaries that show the social effects or aspects of climate change. The deadline for the competition is October...

Sierra Leone: Movie Stars Wanted

Wanted in Sierra Leone: Movie Stars!, “The search for new movie stars has kicked off in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown last weekend. The programme dubbed “The Next Movie Star” aims...

China: The Mummy 3

Many Chinese are angry about the Mummy3 and find the movie insulting Chinese people. More from Chinasmack.

Colombia: Documentary of Massacre by Paramilitary Groups

La Guayabita [es] transcribes a documentary on the murder of 40 people in February 2000 in El Salado, in the region of Bolívar, Colombia, by the paramilitary groups. In the...

India: Films and Feminism

Beth Loves Bollywood does a post on “filmi” feminism – picking on a scene from a Bollywood film.

Jordan: Any thoughts on Body of Lies?

“Ridley Scott’s latest film, Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, is set to release this fall.  In this thriller, a CIA operative in Amman who is trailing...

Jordan: First Oscar Submission

“Jordan has officially chosen “Captain Abu Raed” as its first submission to the foreign film category at the Oscars. This is really exciting for all of us who worked hard...

Costa Rica: National Films Gain Positive Reviews

Two films, produced locally in Costa Rica have captured the attention of local moviegoers, as well as bloggers. El Cielo Rojo (The Red Sky) is about youth in the country,...

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