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· November, 2009

Stories about Film from November, 2009

Video: Worldwide youth express themselves in 60 seconds

The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves across borders, languages and distances through...

Dominican Republic: Environmental Film Festival

Duarte 101 [es] writes about the 2nd Environmental Film Festival to take place November 27-29 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Brazil: Capoeira on the big screen

“It was high time capoeira were represented in the big screen in all its glory”, says Regina Scharf. She talks about a just released movie about the Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance....

Video: Open Video Contest for Trip to SXSW Interactive Festival

The Open Video Alliance is putting out a call out for one minute videos that make a case for Open Video for an opportunity to win a trip to South...

Sudan: ‘Brainless Comedy’ in Egyptian Movies

Sudanese Reem Shawkat writes on Mideast Youth about the “brainless comedy” in Egyptian movies.

Morocco: Marrakesh Film Festival to Focus on Korea

The View from Fez reports that the Marrakesh Film Festival plans to screen a record 44 films from South Korea this year.

Indonesia: Some groups want to ban ‘2012’ movie

Several regional branches of the Indonesian Ulema Council want to ban the movie ‘2012’ claiming the film's content is “unsuitable to be viewed by Muslims because only Allah knew when...

Taiwan: Movie used to mend Taiwan-Japan relations

“Hatta Yoichi” (八田與一) is a Japanese animated film about a Japanese engineer who was responsible for the development of irrigation systems in southern Taiwan. Sponge Bear comments on an article...

India, Pakistan: The Sky Below

Kamla Bhatt reviews a documentary of Sarah Singh (New York), The Sky Below, which looks at the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947 and “how it impacted the people...

Slovenia, Russia: Thoughts on Blogging

Dr. Filomena and Profy are musing on what it means to be a blogger.

Egypt: Celebrities sans Diplomacy

Bikya Masr reported two stories a couple of days apart about celebrity blunders and lack of tact. Beyonce was targeted in the first and Salma Hayek spoke out in the...

Nigeria: Top Nollywood actor kidnapped

Top Nigerian film star, Nkem Owoh, has been kidnapped: “Mr. Owoh is one of the top Nollywood actors mainly due to his role in the blockbuster movie ‘Osuofia’. He was...

Video: The world commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a complex security structure that once divided East and West Berlin in Germany. Today we are showcasing some...

Israeli and Palestinian youth use video to understand the conflict

Two different organizations in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are using video tools to help both Arabic and Jewish youth to understand the conflict and bridge gaps between them.

Ukraine: New Documentary on Holodomor

Nash Holos writes about Yury Luhovy's new documentary on the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33.

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