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· June, 2009

Stories about Film from June, 2009

India: Michael Jackson's Influence On Bollywood

“Michael Jackson, King of Pop, who passed away at the age of 50 earlier today exerted a huge influence on Bollywood and Indian film industry,” writes Kamla Bhatt and explains...

Russia-Poland: History revisionism at large again

The Beatroot comments on a current dispute between Russia and Poland about a Russian state TV-documentary, claiming that Nazi Germany, Poland, and Japan were preparing to invade the Soviet Union...

Metropolis TV and Hivos: Independent People Videos

Metropolis TV is a Hivos and VPRO TV project based in the Netherlands, which brings together film-makers and civil video journalists from all over the world to record and transmit...

Morocco: Lost Affection with the Silver Screen

Collective blog The View from Fez reports on the dramatic decrease in the number of movie theatres in Morocco and their shrinking audiences. “In a country of more than 30...

Japan: HBS on Japanese Anime Industry

Matt Alt links to a Harvard Business School working paper (pdf) on the state of the Japanese anime industry: “If Japan wants to bank on its ‘Gross National Cool’, it...

China: The Fall of Lady Liberty and Chai Ling's Revenge

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-Out China comments on former Tiananmen activist Chai Ling's recent move to sue the film maker of “The Gate of Heavenly Peace” for “defamation” or “infringing trademark”.

South Africa: Trailer of the film “Prodigal Son”

Leo Africanus writes posts a video of the movie “Prodigal Son”: The trailer for “Prodigal Son,” a film by Kurt Orderson, a South African director, who sets out to retrace...

Serbia: Directory of “Twitter Celebs”

A directory of “Twitter Celebs from Serbia” – at Belgraded.

Japan: Akira Kurosawa Digital Archive

Johnny at Spoon & Tamago excitedly introduces a digital archive of film director Akira Kurosasawa from Ryukoku University: “Consisting of over 20,000 photographs, manuscripts, notes and other artifacts, this is...

A Pakistani Actor In Star Trek

A Pakistani shines in Hollywood – CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan discusses “the casting of Pakistani actor Faran Tahir as Captain Robau in the recent box office hit Star Trek.”

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