Stories about Film from December, 2010
North Korea's state-run television broadcasted its first Western-made film, a heavily edited “Bend It Like Beckham”. The British soccer film contains North Korea's taboo topics, like interracial relationships, homosexuality and religion. British Embassy in Seoul tweeted it is ‘the first western live-action film ever aired in North Korea, arranged by...
Perla Cristal Gómez from Vivir México critiques [es] Mexican films released in 2010, picking one that was good (“Hidalgo“), one that was bad (“2033“) and one that was realistic (“El Infierno“).
For a Navajo community, video has become a way to connect youth with their ancestors and the history of their people through the story of the Yellow Woman.
Pickled Politics writes about the latest controversy of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, where she appears to have had her skin whitened for a photoshoot for Elle magazine.
Ben Affleck would like to make a movie about the Democratic Republic of Congo: “With the success of DRC Congo’s star singer Fally Ipupa during the MAMAs, now Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and now Africa advocate Ben Affleck wants to make a movie about the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of...
Ghanaian actor and director Ruffy Samuel is in Kenya for a series of film making workshops in a joint collaboration between the Kenya government’s Ministry of Youth and Sports and Unicef.
How is Trinidad's capital city connected to John Lennon? aka_lol explains.
Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top Ten Cubans who made an impact in 2010, here and here.
In BlogaCine [es], Carlos Caridad-Montero asks his readers to vote for the best Venezuelan movie of 2010, providing a trailer for each movie.
Repeating Islands reports on the launch of a documentary which chronicles instances of police injustice and debuted “to a crowd of more than 300 to commemorate International Human Rights Day.”
Arun at India Travel Blog shares some useful tips about how best to capture landscapes, when taking photographs in foggy weather.
While back in Haiti to finish shooting a Web documentary project on the unheard voices of reconstruction, web-reporter Giordano Cossu provides a personal account on the on-going unrest after the controversial elections: “Much of this is in the hands of the Electoral Committee now. The population has already decided what...
The short film, INFINITY, that had almost half a million viewers in two weeks and was supposed to be an advertisement for a telecommunication company in Bahrain says nothing about them! Beyond the wonderful illusion of play and adventure, lies turbulence where services and products are undermined, and a lack of credibility prevails, say netizens.
The animated series Fruity Samurai [ja] (フルーティー侍), which received a special award for the section ‘World Wide Laugh’ at the last Okinawa International Movie Festival [ja], makes fun of the traditional swashbuckling movies. The first three episodes can be viewed at Fruity Samurai Official Channel [mute] on Youtube.
Gray Falcon and Srebrenica Genocide Blog discuss (from different perspectives) Angelina Jolie's “directorial debut” – “a love story set during the Bosnian war.”
“The common people, who go without milk in their coffee every day, count the coins in their pockets; during the ten days of the Festival they can put aside the burdens and sink quietly into that dark magic is the big screen”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about the Havana Film...