Stories about Film from November, 2010
Guatemala: Film Festival Under the Moonlight
From November 30 to December 4, Guatemalan movies and documentaries will be shown for free at the “IV Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna” [IV Film Festival Under the Moonlight]. The blog Ati provides a schedule [es] and additional information [es].
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Does culture unite or divide?
With a recent survey indicating that the majority of Armenians and Azerbaijanis are against mutual friendship, hopes for peace between the two neighboring countries appear very bleak indeed. Recent developments, including in the sphere of culture, appear to support that notion, but is there any hope?
Kenya: Kibera Film School
Kibera Film School in Nairobi Kenya is a space where trainees learn all aspects of filmmaking from script, acting, casting, camera, production, editing, and distribution. Professionals from the Kenyan film and TV industry work as instructors in the KIBERA FILM SCHOOL. Kibera is a slum in Nairobi.
Russia: Cartoons and Public Diplomacy
Global Chaos writes about the potential impact that the Soviet and Russian cartoons in public diplomacy: “They can even help overcome long-held preconceptions and stereotypes about the other, thus creating the space for further openness to meaningful communication and information processing.”
Serbia: Time of the Gypsies, a “Punk Opera”
Emir Kusturica’s “Time of the Gypsies” – now, a “punk opera” playing in Belgrade (more about it – at Bill's Blog).
Macedonia: Angelina Jolie and Lustration
Razvigor :-) writes mockingly about the connection between the screening of “Salt” and the issue of lustration in Macedonia.
Ecuador: Short Film About Migration Available Online
Forced Migration Online shares a link to a short film by Simon James called “Ecuador: Migration and Remittances”: “This short video offers a general overview of current Ecuadorian migration to Europe and the United States. The work touches on relationships between migrant and employer and the impact on the Ecuadorian...
Trinidad & Tobago: Global Africa Project
Alice Yard is taking part in The Global Africa Project, “documenting the physical and critical spaces of the Yard and its creative network” – watch the video, here.
Africa: Why fair skin is the hope for African women
Is fair skin the hope for African women?: A friend once said to me. “Whites want to be black by tanning and Blacks and Browns want to be light by bleaching. Nobody wants to be in their own skin”.
Singapore: Human Rights Film Festival
FreedomFilmFest 2010 in Singapore is the first ever human rights film festival to be held in Singapore. The films to be screened are from Malaysia.
Online Video Contest on Responsible Consumption has Winner
A Colombian short film was selected as the winner from 10 international finalists in the 4th International online short film contest for Responsible Consumption Culture. This contest, organized by ECODES and the General Direction of Consumption for the Government of Aragon called for entries in Spanish from short film producers from Spain and Latin America.
Nigeria: Hausa Movies and Music Online
Watching Hausa movies and listening to Hausa music is a good way to learn the Hausa language and also get insights into the Hausa culture. You can find Hausa movies and music at Maikoli International, an online shop based in Raymore, Missouri.
Africa: Cinema Africa 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
Cinema Africa 2010 in Tokyo, Japan: “The Cinema Africa festival is here again! It will run from 13th to 25th November, co-sponsored by the National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and in association with the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa.”
Taiwan: Protecting biodiversity
Michael Turton interviews Dr. Bruno Walther about biodiversity in Taiwan. Dr. Walther has co-produced a documentary called Crisis of Life to educate people about the importance of protecting biodiversity.