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· March, 2009

Stories about Film from March, 2009

Water: One Take International Video Contest

“Is access to clean, safe water for drinking a basic human right? Why? or Why not?”. That is the question One Take is asking for you to answer in your...

Brazil: Beyond cyberspace – when blogs move offline

Books are becoming e-books and blogs and websites have appeared as books and other types of media. In this state of flux, it looks like the paper book has the...

Palestine: Remember The War

Young Gazan blogger Lina AlSharif has made two videos to mark three months since the Israeli attacks on Gaza began.

China: Filming Confucius

Joel Martinsen from Danwei puts together discussions on the filming of Confucius. Apart from the news that Chow Yun Fat will be starring the film, the transformation of “Confucius” as...

Czechoslovakia: Tiresome narratives of Prague '68

Dr. Sean's Diary reviews the second episode of BBC 2's series The Lost World of Communism, dealing with communist Czechoslovakia, and finds it rather basic and tiresome.

Morocco: Casanegra

From Morocco, Cinema and Movies reviews Casanegra, a Moroccan-Norwegian production in this post.

Tunisia: Gaza's Closed Zone

Tunisian blogger Sami ben Gharbia [Ar] reviews Israeli-made Closed Zone, a 90 second new animated film on the closure of Gaza.

Bolivia: Documentary About Emigrants

Miguel Esquirol of El Forastero [es] reviews the new documentary “One More Day” about Bolivian emigrants who have left their country in search for greener pastures.

Colombia: Documenting the trucker's life on the road

What is life like when you are constantly on the road? Blogger Francisco Cárdenas, best known for his blog Cine al Oído, has set out to experience that and share...

Lebanon: “Help” censored

“HELP!” is a new Lebanese film addressing sex, prostitution, drugs and homelessness. Mazen posts about the the Censorship Department in the General Security withdrqwing its permission for the planned screening...

Hungary: Subtitling vs Dubbing

Csíkszereda Musings is campaigning against Hungarian TV dubbing – and in favor of subtitling: “My problem is that saying that you are the world’s best dubbers is akin to saying...

Cote d'Ivoire: Celebrated Filmmaker Dies

Pauline writes about the death of the Ivorian filmmaker, Desiré Ecaré.

Kuwait: Slumdog Millionaires Back in the Slums

Kuwaiti ZDistrict discusses the fate of the child actors in Slumdog Millionaire in this post. “The sad thing is the kids have gone back home after all the glitz and...

Africa: Two Africas In America

A Tanzanian film-maker in the United States, Josiah Kibira, is working on a new documentary titled “TWO AFRICAS IN AMERICA”…One African, One American, which will examine the relationship between Africans...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Slumdogs

“To be part of a group of voluble Indians in the diaspora watching the Oscars while contributing to a live, running commentary the year Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars was...

Colombia: Monuments and Landmarks

A year ago we wrote about Vlog International, a network of Spanish speaking vloggers who send in videos on a certain topic, and then one of them puts them all...

Senegal: A new documentary: Democracy in Dakar

Ethan reviews a new documentary titled, Democracy In Dakar, “It’s not just a portrait of a country’s vibrant music scene – it’s the complicated story of how hiphop emerged as...

Syria: Documentary Film Festival

Donatella Della Ratta, an Italian researcher on media in the Arab world, has been attending Dox Box 2009, a creative documentary film festival in Damascus.

Poland: Protests against Jewish WWII partisan movie

Polandian reports on the negative reactions in Poland to a film portraying a group of Jewish partisans during World War II.

Iran:Questions for Founder Iran Inside Out

Pars Arts has published an interview with Shaghayegh Azimi, Founder of Willow Films and Iran Inside Out. Her project aims to open up opportunities for the hundreds of talented and...

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