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· January, 2009

Stories about Film from January, 2009

Iran: Watch “Rick Steves’ Iran”

Madagascar's resourceful kids

This week, two videos from Madagascar show us how children make do with their situation and rise above it using ingenuity, creativity and a bit of daring. First is Toky,...

India: Reactions to Slumdog Millionaire

If you have not heard about Slumdog Millionaire then you must have missed all the buzz and the word of mouth publicity the film has got over the past few...

Nigeria: Nollywood Babylon at Sundance Festival

Iran: 6000 paintings in a film

Philippines: World War 2 History in Indie Film

Russia: Notes on the Crisis, Movies

Egypt: Bloggers Divided over Geert Wilders

Amsterdam Appeals Court decided that Geert Wilders, Dutch MP, will be put on trial for his views on Islam. Wilders, and his movie had caused a huge anger wave last...

Nepal: Bollywood Movie Banned Over Buddha Birthplace Row

Nigeria: Future Awards Winners 2009

Video: Slumdog Millionaire and the Indian Slums

Our new volunteer author for video, Ruchika Muchhala, writes in the Channel 19 blog about Slumdog Millionaire, a film set and filmed in Mumbai, India, which recently won 5 out...

India: Much Ado About Slumdog Millionaire

Chile: Videoblogging daily life

From Chile, Paloma Baytelman brings us snippets of daily life and other not-so-common events through her videoblog. Santa driving a bus, voting, and harrassment by costumed characters are only part...

Cuba: Dealing with Racism

Russia: Fate of Mennonites during Stalin

Belarus: Minsk meets Hollywood

Czech Republic: Havel and Klaus documentaries

Morocco: “We are all Hamas”

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