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· October, 2008

Stories about Film from October, 2008

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 2

Earlier this week we visited the videoblogs of some of the nominees for the BOBs, Deutsche Welle's Best of Blogs awards. On this second part, we'll see which other videobloggers...

Slovakia: The Most Famous Slovaks

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the most famous Slovaks.

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 1

The BOBs, Deutsche Welle's yearly contest for online products: blogs, podcasts and videoblogs has already chosen 176 nominees for the 16 different categories. In the video blogging category, participants from...

Russia: “Admiral” Film Review

Eagle and the Bear writes critically about the new Russian movie “Admiral.”

Morocco: Habib Belkacem, Producer Extraordinaire

Cinema and Movies talks about female Moroccan film producer Habiba Belkacem.

Morocco: 8th Marrakech international film festival

“The 8th Marrakech international film festival (FIFM) will pay tribute to two world-famous actresses, American Sigoureney Weaver and Asian Michelle Yeoh. The festival runs from November 14th to 22nd,” says...

Jordan: Rumours, Gap Year Foreign Students, and Body of Lies

From an innocent murmur to a devastating consequence on the life of an innocent girl, see how rumours can destroy lives in Jordan in this round up of Jordanian blogs...

Southeast Asia: Film entries to the Oscars

Bisean lists the film entries of Southeast Asian countries to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars.

Bangladesh: A blog about the movie “Monpura”

‘Monpura’ is a recent Bangladeshi cinema that has own the hearts of many Bangladeshis especially the youth. Here is a blog dedicated to everything about the movie. Faizul Khan Tanim...

Canada: Indigenous Femicide on the Spotlight

Canadian documentary which is bringing to public attention the disappearances and murders of more than 500 aboriginal women in Canada in the past 30 years. The film is called Finding...

Bahamas, Haiti: Eyes of a Child

Doing Theology from the Caribbean republishes an essay written by a Haitian-Bahamian tenth grader who, after watching The Diary of Anne Frank, notices parallels between the Jews and Haitians.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: “Bushisms”

“Regardless of what people think of Bush he will be remembered for the war in Iraq and standing next to Tony Blair. But mostly he will be remembered for his...

Cuba: War Reflections

“Today, we are informed about every loss suffered by the American army in Iraq but I remember the secrecy about the number of Cuban soldiers who fell during the Angolan...

India: Community Journalism with Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers is an organization of media producers from the villages and slums in India, creating content that is relevant to themselves and screening it inside the communities, reaching thousands...

Morocco: Film Festival in Tribute to Youssef Chahine

Daily Maghreb reports that this year's Marrakesh film festival will pay tribute to British cinema and honor recently deceased director Youssef Chahine.

Cambodia: Film industry

Andy Brouwer links to an article which discusses the film industry of Cambodia.

Latin America: lore, ghosts, demons and frights.

The mythology in Latin America is quite rich: some tales have been passed onto us from the Incas, Mayas or Aztecs, and others are colonial imports from Europe. On this...

Chile: Students produce bullying awareness short

Chilean High School students produce a short film titled "Bullying" to share their perspective on teen suicide and it's probable causes. The short uses body language and facial expressions as...

Morocco: New Spike Lee Film

Moroccan blogger Allal El Alaoui of cinema and movies writes a critique of Spike Lee's upcoming film.

Habemus Guatemalan Cinema! Gasolina, Best Latin American Movie

Gasolina, a Guatemalan film directed by Julio Cordon, won Best Latin American Movie in San Sebastian Film Festival, capturing a post conflict society, quite different from the pictures in the...

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