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· February, 2009

Stories about Film from February, 2009

Jordan: The Unborn Banned in Cinemas

Jordanian Moey reports that The Unborn has been banned in his country's cinemas – because of its ‘violent’ content.

Jordan: Oscar Predictions

Jordanian Hareega made some Oscar predictions here. Check out whether any of his guesses were right.

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

India: Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps The Oscar Awards

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, a British social film based on a novel set out in India made a clean sweep at the The 81st Academy Awards Ceremony. Its British and...

Costa Rica: Creativity Through Collectivity

Like a delicious recipe, artistic, musical and visual talents are placed together as ingredients in a functional and creative tendency: collectives. Across Costa Rica, many creative groups and collectives are...

India: Clean Sweep by Slumdog Millionaire At The Oscars

Kamla Bhatt reports that last evening British and Indian cast and crew of the movie Slumdog Millionaire (a British film based on a novel set out in India) made a...

Czech Republic: Prague Filming Fees

The Czech Daily Word writes that “Budapest, Vienna and other cities” are likely to replace Prague as “a favorite spot for American filmmakers” – due to newly-introduced filming fees.

Egypt: A walk down memory lane in NY

Mostafa, an Egyptian student living in Virginia, US, writes a beautiful review for the movie “The Visitor” , relating to his own experience.

India: Loathing ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Lekhni at The Imagined Universe questions ‘why do Indians hate Slumdog Millionaire?‘

Peru: Portrayal of Andean Life in Llosa's Movies

The recent film "The Milk of Sorrow" by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa was recently awarded with the Golden Bear at an international film festival in Berlin. Even though the film...

Libya: Movie Reviews

Libyan Highlander reviews some of the movies she has recently watched in this post.

India: Interview with A. R. Rahman and Danny Boyle

The Kamla show, the radio/podcast show of Kamla Bhatt, in collaboration with NDTV has published interviews with Danny Boyle and A R Rahman, the director and music director of the...

Colombia: Three Local Films Make Top 50 List

Three Colombian movies recently made the list of the Top 50 Ibero-American films [es] of all time in a survey sponsored by Noticine writes Jerónimo Rivera.

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

Jordan: Ikbis New Feature

Arab video sharing site Ibkis, launched from Jordan, has just added a new feature to their site – webcam upload. It means that now you can record directly from your...

Israel/Arab World: Reflections on Waltz with Bashir

Rantings of an Arab Chick posts a trailer from Waltz with Bashir by Israeli Ari Folman about his experiences during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. “I think this...

East Timor: Suai Media Space Challenges the Digital Divide

In this second post of a series to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the arrival of the Internet in East Timor, Sara Moreira interviews Australian documentary-maker Jen Hughes - founder...

Martinique: Bitterness after “The Last Masters”

Ever since the February 5th broadcast of The Last Masters of Martinique, a documentary about the Békés, the French West Indies have experienced the equivalent of a sociological tsunami. Bloggers...

The Balkans: War Movies

Gray Falcon critiques some of the Balkan war movies.

Cuba: “Cachaito” Passes On

Havana Times reports that one of the founding members of the famous Buena Vista Social Club, Cuban bass player Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez, has died at a Havana hospital after complications...

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