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· September, 2009

Stories about Film from September, 2009

CEE: History, Nationalism and Identity

Jamaica: Gully Gaza

Venezuela: Expectations for the Oliver Stone Documentary

The trailer for the documentary called “South of the Border” from U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, which profiles Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, has been a topic within Venezuelan blogosphere.

Israel: “Ajami” Reveals Nuanced Look at Israeli Society

The film "Ajami" was the big winner at last night's Ophir Prizes and will continue on to international audiences as Israel's foreign film nominee for the 2010 Academy Awards. Israeli...

Trinidad and Tobago: film partners

USA: Pilgrimage into the Wild

Numerous fans of the best-selling book Into the Wild make the treacherous journey to the exact location in Alaska where its main character died in an abandoned public bus. Thankfully,...

Trinidad and Tobago: tranquil temple

Japan: Lecture on Manga, Anime and Otaku

Taiwan: Kaohsiung set to screen film amidst controversy

Video: Call for submissions in Democracy Now Challenge

As the winners of the 2009 Democracy Now Challenge enjoy their reward in the USA, the submission period for the 2010 edition of the contest is opened to allow people...

China: The Founding of a Republic

As a celebration of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October, the all-star epic “The Founding of a Republic” will be...

Lebanon: Lebanese Bloggers React to Israeli film “Lebanon”

Lebanese bloggers have offered a mixed reception to another Israeli film about the Jewish state's 1982 invasion of its northern neighbour. Conspicuously titled "Lebanon", the autobiographical film is set entirely...

Trinidad and Tobago: filmmakers speak

Suriname: a word for freedom

Indonesia: Controversial new film law

Indonesia's Parliament has recently approved a new film law which drew strong reactions from the local movie industry. It is feared that the law would legitimize the government's tighter control...

Japan: In Response to ‘The Cove’

Arab Women… Minors Until They Die

Though blessed with inner strength that enables them to deal with the shackles of their culture, some Arab women are dealt with as minors who will never reap the fruits...

Slovenia: Film Director Andrej Košak

India: How To Stop Online Movie Piracy

China: Crowdsourcing subtitle translations

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