Stories about Film from June, 2010
Japan: A Hayao Miyazaki Profile
Trevor Hogg at Flickeringmyth [en] dedicates a series of five posts [en] to the master of Japanese animation Hayao Miyazaki [en]. In the first post, the blogger describes the beginning of the career of the Oscar winner filmaker.
South Africa: cueTV to make films for cityoneminutes project
cueTV has been selected to make a series of short films for cityoneminutes, which is part of a global multimedia project that captures moments from cities around the world.
World: Protecting Human Rights on Citizen Video
Making a video to protect human rights might backfire and end up threatening the rights of those who appear or participate in the video. WITNESS' The Hub shares with us how we can make a human rights video that gets the message across while minimizing the risk to those involved.
Hungary: Sinning with Impunity
Twenty years after the transition to democracy, Hungary is discussing whether those who had committed crimes against citizens during the communist era should be called to account.
Japan: The première of “The Cove” will be online
The Japanese video sharing website Niko Niko Doga [en] announced that, on June 18 at 8 p.m. (Japan time), it will show online the documentary “The Cove” [ja] to the first 2000 users who access the website. The users will also be able to live-comment on the film. At present,...
Dominica: A Day in the Life
Dominica Weekly highlights a documentary which “brings to life the rich heritage and culture of the Kalinago (Carib) people in Dominica.”
Japan: Threatened theaters decline to screen “The Cove”
Following threatening calls and protest by right-wing activists, some theaters decided to pull "The Cove". Bloggers discuss the pros and cons of screening the documentary in the country, where it was filmed.
Venezuela: Impressions on Oliver Stone's Newest Film
Al Sur de la Frontera (South of the Border) is Oliver Stone's latest film, where he travels Latin America meeting some of its most famous, left-wing politicians. John Manuel Silva [es] from Venezuela provides an extensive review of the film, categorizing it as political propaganda.
Kenya: Three Kenyans win best actor award
“The awards of the 7th edition of Tarifa African Film Festival saw four Kenyan films screened and three Kenyan actors win the coveted best actor award,” writes Hot Secretz.
France: Migrant Workers'Hostels 2010 Film Festival
Blogger Menilmuche announces The Migrant Workers’ Hostels Film Festival in Paris, from June 5th to June 26th [fr].
Pakistan: Reviewing Sex and the City 2
Blogger Kalsoom goes to watch Sex and the City 2 and comes away with the feeling that the film not only fails to engage the Arab/Muslim/Middle Eastern woman, but it also condescendingly labels them en masse as victims of an oppressive patriarchal society.
Bolivia: Movie on Immigration Debuting Online
The Bolivian movie, “En busca del paraíso” [es] (“Searching for Paradise”) will be released in Spain on June 11 through Televeo.com [es]. Miguel Esquirol Ríos [es] explains that the movie is about Bolivian immigrants in Spain; he is happy that the movie will reach a foreign audience through the Internet.
Egypt: Goodbye Ossama Anwar Okasha
Ossama Anwar Okasha, one of the most famous Egyptian screenwriters, has died. His death stirred a big wave of blog posts and tweets in Egypt and all over the Arab world.