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· December, 2010

Stories about Film from December, 2010

North Korea's State-run TV Broadcasted its First Western-made Film

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...

Mexican Film in 2010: The Good, The Bad, and The Realistic

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...

USA: Indigenous Youth Media Project Recovers History

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.

India: Aishwarya Rai In Skin Lightening Controversy

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.

D. R. of Congo: Ben Affleck wants to make movie about Congo

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,...

Ghana/Kenya: Ghanain Producer in Nairobi for Film Workshops

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Peace a Chance

How is Trinidad's capital city connected to John Lennon? aka_lol explains.

Cuba: More Top 10

Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top Ten Cubans who made an impact in 2010, here and here.

Venezuela: What is the best Venezuelan movie of 2010?

In BlogaCine [es], Carlos Caridad-Montero asks his readers to vote for the best Venezuelan movie of 2010, providing a trailer for each movie.

Jamaica: Documentary on Police Abuse

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.”

India: Capturing Images in the Fog

Arun at India Travel Blog shares some useful tips about how best to capture landscapes, when taking photographs in foggy weather.

Haiti: update on unrest after elections

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...

Bahrain: Much Ado About An Ad That Says Nothing!

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...

Japan: Fruity Samurai

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...

The Balkans: Angelina Jolie's “Directorial Debut”

Gray Falcon and Srebrenica Genocide Blog discuss (from different perspectives) Angelina Jolie's “directorial debut” – “a love story set during the Bosnian war.”

Cuba: The Great Movie Escape

“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...

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