Stories about Film from December, 2009
South Asia: Looking Back At 2009
The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some of the major events which took place this year in the South Asian countries seen through the eyes of the citizen journalists.
India: Ten Lessons From Three Idiots
Amreekan Desi was not only impressed with Aaamir Khan's latest Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 idiots’ but also learnt a lot from the movie. The blogger takes a satirical look at ten lessons from the movie.
China and Hong Kong: Bodyguards and Assassins
Bodyguards and Assassins is an action movie released during Christmas in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. As a patriotic film, it was originally set to release in October for celebrating the 60th year anniversary of PRC but deferred until the end of 2009. In contrast with the Founding of a...
Poland: Language and Identity Abroad
Raf Uzar writes about the Polish language and identity abroad – here and here.
Guatemala: The Film ‘Puro Mula’ Awarded at Havana Festival
Filmed in Guatemala, the movie 'Puro Mula' was recently awarded at Havana Film Festival. It is one of the works from the collective Best Picture System, which brings together artists from all across Latin America.
Japan: A short documentary on Japanese Social Media
At the Medifes event, Global Voices interviewed some participants to provide an overview of the local scene through the eyes and voices of those who try to make a difference in the media landscape of Japan.
Video: Pitch Your Cause to the World for Davos
There is time until January 4th, 2010 to send in your video pitch for your cause if you want a chance to participate in the World economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland. Read all instructions and Conditions to participate on the Davos YouTube Channel or on their site.
Cuba: Film Festival
Generation Y escapes the everyday through the world of Cuban film.
Namibia: One woman's story
Watch a video of a woman's story related to forced sterilisation case going on in Namibia: “Have a look at this story, by Esther Sheehama. Esther’s story is an example of the kinds of stories we are hearing from many women, and highlights why we are fighting forced sterilisation.”
Kenya: Bloggers discuss Kenyan explosive drama, Shuga
Staying alive campaign being the world largest youth focused HIV prevention campaign content together with MTV bring an explosive drama for the world AIDS Day Shuga . Shuga slides away from the ordinary comfort zone and portrays life of six college students living the life on the first lane: alcohol, sex, love and money and focuses on how the youth put themselves and others at risk of contracting HIV.
Cambodia: Khmer Rouge parade video
The Eyes of the Pineapple uploads an old film footage of a parade of Khmer Rouge armour on the streets of Phnom Penh.
Colombian 3D Animation short film to be released online
After more than a year's worth of work, two Colombian companies have finished a short animated film telling the impossible love story between the flu virus and a white blood cell and wish to share it with the world through a free online premiere.
Michael Moore in Japan
James from Japan Probe blogs about American film maker Michael Moore's visit to Japan.
Indonesia bans film on Balibo Five
A film about the Balibo Five was banned by Indonesian authorities. Balibo Five refers to Australia-based journalists who were allegedly murdered by Indonesian soldiers in East Timor in 1975.