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· March, 2010

Stories about Film from March, 2010

Russia: Bloggers’ Mockery of Film Poster Upsets Famous Director

The poster for an upcoming movie on World War II by Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov is monumental, tense and grim. But it also became funny, descriptive and nearly offensive after...

Chile: Firsthand video account of Tsunami waves in Pichilemu

The force and unexpected nature of a tsunami wave can be seen in the following video. It shows a group of friends walking on the debris strewn beach of Pichilemu,...

Spain: MyWorld Video Winner tackles unemployment

The BBC's video contest My World Video has come to a close, and from the hundreds of submitted entries, they've selected their winner:  Frederico Teixeira of Samapayo in Spain who...

Lebanon: Shankaboot, first Arabic webdrama

A topic of several blog posts in the Lebanese blogosphere is Shankaboot. “Shankaboot– the world’s first Arabic webdrama – takes us into the beating heart of modern Beirut street life...

Plural+ Video Festival for Youth under 25

Plural+ is once again calling for entries for their Youth Video Festival on Migrant issues, asking youth worldwide to send in their videos discussing identity, diversity, integration, human rights and...

Chile: Tu Sunami jabs at President, quakes and aftershocks

From Chile, a video mashup by tintoweno mixes McHammer, Storm Troopers and the Chilean president Sebastián Piñera as comic relief: adding  humor to the tense situation lived in Chile as...

Senegal: RIP Mahaman Traor

The Senegalese film director and one of the founders of the Pan-African Film festival [FESPACO], Mahaman Johnson Traor is no more.

Sri Lanka: Theaters In Colombo

Indi.ca writes about the adult film theaters in Colombo and how women are portrayed in the film posters.

Bahamas: Staying Power?

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel questions the staying power of a Ministry of Tourism marketing campaign which commissioned 14 films from British filmmakers. Here's what peeves her: “It’s the idea that lies...

Kenya: Soul Boy – Premier

A Nairobian's Perspective writes about the Kenyan Independent movie dubbed “Soul Boy”, which premiered on Saturday 6th of March 2010 in Kenya's sprawling slum ‘Kibera’.

Puerto Rico, Haiti: International Women's Day Dedicated to Haitian Women

This year, International Women's Day celebrates it 100th anniversary. In Puerto Rico, and in many countries in the region, the day will be dedicated to honor the resilience of Haitian...

Ethiopia: Trailer for upcoming film on Ethiopian music

Bernos links to a trailer for an upcoming film on Ethiopian music: “Filmmaker Olivia Wyatt went to Ethiopia to document the music of 13 different tribes for her a film...

Dominica: Pick Up A Book

“The book is not only the door to other wonderful world[s], but it is the best teacher, university and source of wisdom”: Dominica Weekly extolls the benefits of reading.

Video Participation: How you see the world for BBC

Young People's Media Network posted that the BBC is looking for you to send in a 2 minute documentary on “how you see the world” to be broadcast worldwide.  ...

French Muslims: From Colonisation to Citizenship

As Francophone Africa is celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence from France or Belgium, and with the still rumbling "National Identity" debate as a backdrop, a new generation of...

Chile: More videos recorded during the Earthquake

Costa Rican journalist Cristian Cambronero has made an excellent roundup of more videos recorded during the Chile 8.8 Earthquake  early on Saturday morning.

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