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· May, 2010

Stories about Film from May, 2010

Algeria ,France: Film “Of Gods and Men” Sparks Conversation about Spirituality, Terrorism

Cannes 2010 award-winning film "Of Gods and Men" discusses the killings of the French monks of Tibhirine monastery in 1996. The movie sparks various reactions, from praises to spiritual debates,...

Iran: “Democracy is only the beginning”

“Democracy is only the beginning” is the name of a short film created by Franklin Pham and Arya Ghavamian. Several Iranian bloggers including Kamangir encouraged [fa] Iranians to vote for...

India: The Legend of Goopy And Bagha

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind pays tribute to Tapen Chattopadhyay, “the Bengali actor famous for playing the role of Goopy Gyne in Satyajit Ray’s Goopy-Bagha trilogy for...

Peru: Film “Octubre” Wins at Cannes Film Festival

Following the success of the Peruvian film “La Teta Asustada,” another film called “Octubre” won a Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival notes the blog Marcamasi [es].

France : At Cannes Film Festival, Hors-La-Loi Addresses Taboo, Raises Controversy

"Hors-La-Loi", a film directed by award-winning director Rachid Bouchareb, stirred up quite a controversy before and after its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. The film addresses the often dividing...

Japan: Caterpillar, by director Wakamatsu

The Tokyo Reporter gives an overview [en] on the latest movie by Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu Caterpillar [ja], a film that “attacks the hypocrisy inherent in nationalism and the suffering...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cozier is Film Festival Artist

ARTZPUB reports that Christopher Cozier has been selected as “the official artist of the trinidad+tobago film festival 2010…”

Guyana: Articulate Voice

Signifyin’ Guyana blogs about Guyanese writer Grace Nichols and her poetic tongue, saying that in her work, she “continues to produce articulate speakers who tell the stories of women’s lives…”

India: Video as an Alternative to Literacy

The Deccan Development Society take their experiences in Hyderabad, India to explain why video or radio training could represent an alternative to literacy when measuring development.

Video: One Day on Earth on 10/10/10

A modern day time capsule is going to be made on October 10th, 2010 as people from all over the planet record videos during that day of things that are...

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