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· October, 2010

Stories about Film from October, 2010

Armenia: Nationalist backlash against Azerbaijan film festival

Unzipped and Le Retour (in 3 Parts) comment on the nationalist backlash to a festival of films from Azerbaijan to be staged in Yerevan, Armenia, next week. The former says...

Video: One Minute Jr video nominees for 2010 Awards

The nominees for each of the 3 categories in the One Minutes Jr project competition 2010 have been selected. In each of the categories of  (Self)-portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute...

Ecuador: The Kichwa of Ecuador and the Oil Companies

Waves of Change points us towards I am a Defender of the Rainforest, a 2008 documentary by the Kichwa people of Ecuador, where they documented their struggles with oil companies...

A journey through the unheard voices of Haiti’s reconstruction

Solidar'IT in Haiti is a journey through the unheard voices of Haiti’s reconstruction, organized as a web-documentary in progress.

The Balkans: Angelina Jolie's Bosnian War Movie

Greater Surbiton writes about “Angelina Jolie's Bosnian imbroglio”; Belgraded reviews “anti-Serb” movies.

Cuba: Plea for Dr. Biscet

The daughter of political prisoner Oscar Biscet pens a letter to President Obama; Blog For Cuba republishes it here, while Uncommon Sense says: “This is the moment for friends of...

Video: Collaborative online reading of Don Quixote

One of the most loved works of literary fiction, Don Quixote, has come to life through YouTube. Hundreds of volunteers are reading fragments of Miguel de Cervantes' work and uploading...

Nigeria: Is better distribution the remedy for piracy?

Is better distribution of Nigerian movies the remedy for piracy?: “For whatever underlying reasons, the Yoruba-language film world – where the average film sells 50-100,000 copies – seems to have...

Africa: Misrepresentation of Africa in Movies

Africa is a Country discusses the film Madagascar in the context of Africa's image in movies: “It doesn’t take a microscopic reading to see that Madagascar is a colonial narrative....

Jamaica: Storm's Perspective

Active Voice posts an interview with Storm Saulter, the director of Better Mus Come, Jamaica's latest feature film.

Jamaica: The Force of Film

Annie Paul reviews Better Mus’ Come, which she says “signals the end of a long drought in Jamaican film-making and shatters the formula the few movies that have been made...

Africa: On Traditional Healers

A light-hearted film with an important message about the relationship between modern medicine and traditional medicine: ‘When a Kenyan man discovers he is HIV positive, he turns to a traditional...

World: One Day on Earth on 10.10.10

The One Day on Earth project is only a day away, a day where people from all over the planet will record videos during that day, send them in, and...

Burundi: The Future of Burundi Film Center

Christopher reflects on the work and the future of Burundi Film Center: “So before the rain season arrives in late September, we’ll be touring the new films all over the...

South Korea: Pusan International Film Festival Begins, Twitterers Abuzz

The 2010 Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF) begins today in South Korean city of Pusan(sometimes spelled Busan)where stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and China gathered with film-makers. PIFF’s official twitter is buzzing...

Kuwait: Eat, Watch and Pray

A major cinema company in Kuwait has announced that it would introduce a 10 minute break in its daily schedule to give worshippers the chance to perform their maghreb prayers....

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