Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· January, 2010

Stories about Film from January, 2010

Kazakhstan: “Kelin” Shortlisted for Oscar

Mursya writes that the Kazakh film “Kelin” (“The Daughter-in-Law,” directed by Ermek Tursunov) was shortlisted with 8 others for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Russia: Vladimir Vysotsky

St Petersblurb and Leopolis pay tribute to Vladimir Vysotsky, who would have turned 72 on January 25.

Bangladesh: 3rd Person Singular Number

Bangladeshi blogger Muhammad Shihab Jahir at Bioscop reviews Mostafa Sarwar Farooki's critically acclaimed Bangla film 3rd Person Singular Number.

China: How does the young generation view Confucius

A rumor circulated on the web that all the 2D versions of Avatar have been pulled out of the Chinese cinemas to make way for the domestic movie Confucius. Despite...

Global Screening Of Gaza War Documentary “To Shoot An Elephant”

To Shoot An Elephant is a documentary by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah, filmed in Gaza during the war a year ago. To mark the first anniversary of the end...

China: Avatar ordered to make way for Confucius?

DANWEI blogs about SARFT's response to the rumor that the mega-hit Avatar has been ordered to stop its run early in order to make way for Confucius. Meanwhile, workers in...

Colombia: Hard to Tell the Good Guys from the Bad

Through citizen videos, different Colombian organizations share their unique perspectives on crime, violence and armed conflict, where it's hard to tell apart the good guys from the bad.

Haiti: Raw video footage

From current.com comes the series of raw videos by afitzgerald showing different aspects of life in Haiti after the quake. Shown are tent cities, makeshift morgues as well as aid...

Egypt: Best movies for Oscar

Egyptian director, Amr Salama, discusses [Ar] some foreign movies screened in 2009. In his opinion, the Oscars committee will face difficulties in deciding the best movies, because -as he says-...

Haiti: Citizen Videos of the Aftermath

Through online video, both live and recorded, people come together to help Haiti: whether by showing different aspects of the tragedy, by keeping others informed or by bringing together volunteers...

Philippines: Top gay films of the decade

The Bakla Review lists the ten most important gay films of the past ten years in the Philippines

India: Queer Film Festival In Bangalore

Ultra Violet reports that the deadline for submission of films for the Bangalore Queer Film Festival is 30 January 2010. The non ticketed free event will be held at the...

Zimbabwe: Reality TV show as medium to learn about Constructive Criticism

Through a video training process children in Zimbabwe wrote, performed, filmed and edited a short movie showing how gossip and badly given criticism could kill.

Avatar: For or Against Indigenous Rights?

Bloggers worldwide are discussing the themes in the wildly successful film Avatar by James Cameron. Is it racist in its depiction of an extra-terrestrial indigenous tribe?

China: Bloggers’ Reviews of Avatar

James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar, was released in China on 2 January 2010, two weeks later than the rest of the world. It is proving popular among the Chinese people. Apart...

Philippines: Protecting the film industry

Critic After Dark discusses the proposal of an actor-politician to impose a quota of Hollywood films to be shown in Philippine theaters

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Same Old Story

The Bahamas’ The Gaulin Wife “wasn’t fooled” by the new film Avatar: “The story is clichéd, dangerously so, because while it appears to call into question colonialism’s devastating effects on...

China: “Avatar” and forced demolition

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese reaction of the Hollywood movie “Avatar”, some comments related the struggle to the forced eviction and demolition of people's home in development project.

India: The 3 Idiots Copyright Controversy

Law and Other Things, a blog about Indian law, discusses the copyright controversy regarding the screenplay of the Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 idiots’.

Video: In Spain, Camera Free Video Workshop for Kids

In Valladolid Spain, Film-making is taught to children without them having to use a camera. Following are some of the videos showcasing the process and final results of these workshops.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site