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· March, 2011

Stories about Film from March, 2011

Greece: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Succeeds in Hard Times

The week-long 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presented a line up of approximately 220 films from around the world from 11-30 March, 2011, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Themes included regional retrospectives (this...

Africa: Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

Mighty African writes about Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA): “Viva Riva, a film from the Democratic Republic of Congo (yes, they make films there too and they ain't always about...

Tanzania: Space Education Documentary in Swahili for Kids

Unawe-Tanzania writes about a Space Education Documentary in Swahili: “Based on the questions asked by kids during Kids Sky Exploration project and Books For Us project conducted by UNAWE-Tanzania, we...

Puerto Rico: Documentary on the UPR

The art blog The Fractal [es] features Osvaldo Budet's documentary “More than 800 Reasons” on the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico. The title refers to the protest...

Russia: Heroin Epidemic; Attitude to Sex

Posts about heroin epidemic and attitudes to sex in Russia – at OpenDemocracy.net.

Brazil: The Cost of Financing Culture

Recent news that the Brazilian Ministry of Culture has authorized famous singer Maria Bethânia to raise R$ 1.3 million tax free (Brazilian reais - approximately US$ 777,000) to create a...

Africa: African movies to watch

African movies that MightyAfrican would like to watch: “Africa United (Rwanda), Figurine (South Africa), From a Whisper (Kenya), Seasons of a Life (Malawi), Teza (Ethiopia)”

Gabon: Citizen Web Documentary Wins Award

Website Web Docu [fr] has announced that the citizen web documentary Gabon : violences d'un coup d'état électoral [fr] (Gabon: The violence of an electoral coup) has won the award for...

Kenya: Kenya Film Commission Animation Expo

Moses attends Kenya Film Commission’s Animation Expo in Nairobi: “I was surprised on entering the Expo that there we’re far more companies than I had imagined who offer Animation services...

Macedonia, Japan: Anime vs. Reality

poljaff, a contributor to Japan@MK blog, compared [MKD] the experiences of learning about Japanese culture and disaster response by watching the award-winning anime Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 a year ago, and...

Thailand film named best Asian film of the year

Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives was named best picture of the year in the 5th Asian Film Award in Hong Kong.

Puerto Rico: On the film “América”

In 80 grados [es] film director Sonia Fritz reflects on her latest film “América,” based on the novel by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago, and the challenges and the joys...

Mexico: Documentary ‘Presumed Guilty’ Back in Theaters

David Sasaki updates a thorough post on the legal actions against the documentary ‘Presumed Guilty‘: “An appellate court has ruled that the movie can again be shown in movie theaters...

Mexico: Possible Documentary Censorship Causes Commotion

A Mexican judge ordered theaters to temporarily halt screenings of the popular Mexican documentary Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty). The filmmakers, in an announcement posted on their website, state that the...

Nigeria: Jesus Film in Hausa

The “Jesus film”, a 2 hour docudrama on the life of Jesus Christ based on the Gospel of Luke is now available in Hausa.

South Africa: Body parts for cash

What about body parts for cash in South Africa?: “Ogilvy advertising agency has apologised “unreservedly” for a pamphlet and website offering money for body parts that was actually part of...

Lebanon: Web Documentary About Young Lebanese Artists

The Libalel Project [fr] highlights the diversity of contemporary Lebanese art through web documentary. Their blog publishes analyses, biographies, interviews, videos and photos: “The Lebanese scene is a true laboratory...

Japan: Controversial documentary The Cove released free online

Joi Ito announced on his blog that the award-winning documentary The Cove has been dubbed in Japanese and released for free online. In the post, Ito-san wrote: “Why the online...

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