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· December, 2008

Stories about Film from December, 2008

Southeast Asia: Controversies and tragedies of 2008

In the previous post (Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008), I wrote about the major events that took place in Southeast Asia. In this article, I will highlight other stories which...

Macedonia Timeless

On December 24, 2008, there was a presentation of a promotional video for Macedonia – “Macedonia Timeless.” The video is written and directed by Milcho Manchevski (an Academy Award nominee...

Gaza/Sderot: Israel and Palestine together on video

The Gaza/Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything Project is one of the prime examples of the variety of ways a bridge between different cultures and world-views can be created through...

Venezuela: Telling the Country's History Through Film

A group of young Venezuelan filmmakers have succeeded in illustrating some of the country's history or adapting famous pieces of literature through films that have been well-received by the general...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: More on “Resolution 819″

More on Resolution 819, the film, at Cafe Turco – here, here, and here.

Israel: Celebrating Hanukkah with YouTube

Every year at this time, Jews look forward to Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Jacob Richman posts a list of 70 Hanukkah videos on YouTube, among them is an old...

Abu Hadeed: Egypt's first Computer Game

Abu Hadeed is Egypt's first original computer game. Zeinobia writes about the copyrights issues and the concept saying:”It is the first game to be based upon an Egyptian cinematic character....

Bolivia: The Business of Digital Piracy in El Alto

Music and movie piracy in Bolivia is commonplace. Wilfredo Jordán takes a look at the business in El Alto, Bolivia and how many vendors travel to the Peruvian border to...

New film on Philippine revolution

FeudArt posts trailers and a backgrounder of Baler, a new film based on events during the Philippine revolution against Spanish colonizers at the end of the 19th Century.

Costa Rica: Call for Collaborative Christmas Video

Costa Rican online humour collective nosedecirlaerre.com which translates into "I can´t pronounce the R" has set out a call for participation from Costa Ricans and those familiar with their culture...

Western Sahara: Cubarawis

Many saharaui children, thanks to international cooperation with Cuba, travel each year to study until they graduate from university. Then, they return to work for their Western Sahara. The Caribbean...

Guyana: Future Flooding

Guyana Providence Stadium extends kudos to two local teens who made a documentary about the potential effects of flooding in Guyana should current weather patterns continue.

India: Cashing In On Mumbai Terror Attacks

Santosh at Über Desi is disturbed by the news that Bollywood producers are trying to cash in on Mumbai terror attacks by registering movie names based on the tragedy.

Cuba: García Márquez Gives Scriptwriting Workshop

In Cuba, Zenia Regalado writes about Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’ annual workshop given at Havana's International School of Theater and Television [es]. Ten students participate in the workshop with...

Dominican Republic: Thoughts on the Local Film Industry

Even though new technologies are making it easier to make movies, film in the Dominican Republic has a long way to go, writes Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es].

Cuba: Gabo in Havana

Both Yohandry's Weblog (ES) and Havana Times blog about Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's visit to Cuba “for the final days of the Havana Film Festival, an annual event that...

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music

MeetJohnSong brings to our attention a global collaborative musical project called Playing for Change: Peace through Music. The concept behind it is that music is a common uniting factor between...

China: Traci Lords at Hong Kong Movie

Human Flesh search engine from mainland China managed to dig up the details of an adult movie appeared at one of Stephen Chow's popular movie. The female figure is Traci...

Armenia: CNN Genocide Coverage Controversy

Too short for Armenians and too long for the Turkish government, a two-hour CNN documentary by Christiane Amanpour on genocide includes a 45-second mention of the WWI extermination of Ottoman...

Iran: Film Festival Will Honor Jewish Actor

Iran's 27th Fajr International Film Festival will honor actor Paul Newman, who died this year, Israelity notes. In Israel, Newman's best known work is “Exodus,” the story of the State's...

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