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· November, 2008

Stories about Film from November, 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Obituaries

Edward Lucas re-posts The Economist‘s obits of Mieczyslaw Rakowski, a Polish Communist journalist and politician, who died on Nov. 8, and of Boris Fyodorov, a Russian economic reformer, who died...

Mozambique: Different views of condom use in Africa

In a country which struggles to combat AIDS, twenty million condoms are distributed every year. Considering that at least 4 million Mozambican men are sexually active from a population of...

The Balkans: Tragic Legacy

Cafe Turco writes on the inaccuracies in Resolution 819 film and posts a translation of Hasan Nuhanović's article that challenges “the veracity of some scenes.” Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes on...

Egypt: First Human Rights Film Festival

Seven films about human rights are being showcased at the first Cairo Human Rights Film Festival, which continues until Thursday (November 27). Marwa Rakha previews blogger reactions on the event.

Brazil: Attempts to censor a documentary about censorship

Gagged in Brazil, a documentary about the relationship between politics, media and censorship in Brazil was taken off the Current TV networks after a political party's complaint. After a full...

Hungary: Eszter Hajdú's Documentary

Hungarian Spectrum writes about a documentary on “the devastating effects of Hungarian political divisiveness on families and friendships.”

Cuba: Havana Film Festival

Havana Times is pleased to announce that “the 30th Havana Film Festival (Dec. 2-12) is right around the corner.”

Morocco: Bloggers Ignored by Film Festival

Allal El Alaoui reports that the Marrakesh International Film Festival ignores bloggers and freelance film critics, as well as, in some cases, Moroccans in general.

Egypt: No Manhood for the Manhood Drink!

Egypt has launched a fierce campaign against sexual harassment in the aftermath of the recent events written about here on Global Voices. But people working in the media industry do...

The Balkans: Srebrenica Roundup

Sarah Franco of Cafe Turco writes about the award-winning film on Srebrenica genocide – Resolution 819. Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts the full text of the U.N. Security Council Resolution 819...

Iran: “Tehran Has No More Pomegranates”

Parsarts informs us about Iranian documentary “Tehran Has No More Pomegranates”. You can also read an interview with its director, Massoud Bakhshi.

Trinidad & Tobago: 007

“I didn’t recognize him at first since he had changed so many times over the years. What eventually gave him away was the use of his precise British accent to...

Frontera Filmmakers: Video stories from both sides of the border

Frontera Filmmakers is a website that unites video producers from both sides of the Mexico-USA border. We'll view the story of the 389 miles along the Arizona-Sonora border, teens in...

YouTube's “Project:Report” Video Finalists Selected

We've been following the progress of the YouTube Aspiring Citizen Journalist competition "Project:Report" organized along with the Pulitzer Center to select an amateur video journalist to win a 10 000...

Bangladesh: A documentary on child birth

In the beauty of all the Earth posts a documentary video on child birth in the rural Bangladesh. The bloggers says: “I hope you will find the time to view...

Poland: How to Fight Illegal Sales of Games, Films & Music?

There are still traditional markets selling food and antiques in Poland, but the most popular ones are those that offer pirated games, films and music. Sylwia Presley reviews reactions of...

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