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· September, 2010

Stories about Film from September, 2010

Bermuda: “Mockumentary”?

Of “the corporate-style movie…that has appeared on the Internet polishing the Premier’s image as a popular leader”, Vexed Bermoothes says it is akin to “what BP might undertake to restore...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film on the Amerindians

Repeating Islands blogs about “one of the documentaries being screened at the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival…Tracy Assing’s new film The Amerindians.”

Japan: “Our Park” a documentary about Tokyo's Nike Miyashita Park

Directors Emil Langballe and Maria Samoto le Dous produced a documentary titled Our Park [en] about Tokyo's Miyashita Park [en], which is also called Nike Park [en] after sportswear multinational...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dat is Mas

Repeating Islands notes that “‘Mas Man Peter Minshall’ has won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at The New York International Film Festival.

UK, Romania: “Katalin Varga”

Csíkszereda Musings writes about Katalin Varga, Peter Strickland's film, set and filmed in Transylvania.

Africa: The Black Venus

Africa is a Country posts a 30-second trailer of the movie “Venus Noire” (Black Venus) about the life of Sara Baartman, the 18th century young Khoi woman publicly exhibited as...

Lebanon: Let's Talk about Movies

Anis Tabet gives his snappy reviews and ratings of movies in his blog “Let's Talk About Movies“.

Middle East: Iran Launches New Movie Channel in Arabic

Iran inaugurated it's first Arabic language movie channel during the Muslim feast of Eid-ul-Fitr, which commemorates the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The new channel will be called...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: Film on Gay Life

gpottt highlights ” a stunning new film about gay life and the Caribbean” which will be screened at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Africa: The Witches of Gambaga

Kajsa posts a link to a clip of a new movie ‘The Witches of Gambaga’ by writer and filmmaker Yaba Badoe.

Venezuela: Documentary Released Online Goes ‘Beyond the Clichés’

Francisco Toro from Caracas Chronicles introduces the documentary “Moving Pictures o Los Autos de Caracas” by Chris Moore, which was released online this week: “The film is a methodical meditation...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Backseat musical musings… and ethnic conflict

With the broadcast media heavily controlled in both Armenia and Azerbaijan there are few avenues left for independent journalists. Bloggers in both countries, however, react to a video posted online.

Kenya: Changing urban youth culture

Bunmi  follows up on an earlier post about the youth culture flourishing in Nairobi. “A small group of young adults who are not part of the “larger impoverished population,” nor…...

Asia: Videos on Drug Abuse and Detention Centers

Drug abuse detention centers in Asia are in the spotlight. Although some Asian drug addicts go in voluntarily to kick their habit, in some places, this has led to routine...

Japan, Brazil: Dirty Hearts, a movie on first-generation Japanese-Brazilians after WW2

Jamaipanese reports [en] that next year will be released in Brazil the new film by Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim titled Coracoes Sujos (Dirty Hearts). The movie is about an underreported...

Afghanistan: Inside a school for suicide bombers

The Republic of Silence has shared [fa] a video from film maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training...

Egypt: Wanna be a Bride; From Blog to TV

An Egyptian blog featuring humorous short stories about a girl's endless quest to find a suitable husband was published into a book more than two years ago. This year it...

Kenya: Emergency: Pre-Independence Miniseries

Bobby reviews Emergency, a miniseries written and illustrated by Chief Nyamweya based on pre-independence Kenya as seen through the eyes Chege Karobia and Kim (Dedan Kimathi).

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