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· April, 2011

Stories about Film from April, 2011

North Korea: Three Films Denouncing Kim Jong-il Regime

Three films which give a rare glimpse inside the North Korea have been introduced during the North Korea Freedom Week, an annual event jointly held in Seoul and Washington hosting...

India: Gay Community Shown Support after Video Screening

Citizen video's power to promote change has been proven in Raipur, India. A screening of a video showing the hardships faced by the gay community enabled audience members from diverse...

Ghana: Film Review: Adams Apples

Jemila reviews Adams Apples, a 10-chapter movie series created and directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso, which follows the lives of the Adams women – four 21st century cosmopolitan Ghanaian women.

Estonia: Security police report hits documentary filmer

Gedanken über Estland reports [GER] that the Estonian documentary filmer, Oleg Besedin, is accused of anti-Estonian propaganda in the 2010 annual report of Estonia's security police, KaPo.

Popularizing Vietnamese films

Jennie Le, writing for Vietnam Talking Points, explains why Vietnamese films are not getting much attention in the Western world.

Kenya: Citizen Journalism of the Kibera News Network

Young people in Kibera, Kenya, which is known to some as Africa's largest slum, are determined to show a different face of the place where they live. With video cameras...

Video: Checking out the BOBs Video Channel Nominees

The Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards, known as The BOBs are one of the most important awards for content producers online. One of their 17 categories is the award for...

China: Everybody Can Become Ai Weiwei

A fellow filmmaker and activist, Ai Xiaoming, herself under heavy surveillance, tries to sum up the significance of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's work: "Ai has managed to greatly legitimize...

Japan: The only native Japanese Imam in Tokyo

Uchujin/Adrian Storey realized a photofilm [en] that tells the story of Abdullah Taqy, the only native Japanese Imam in Tokyo – a metropolis of over 13 million people.

Gabon: Documentary Wins Prize At Web TV Festival 2011

WebDocu.fr [fr] has announced that the documentary “Gabon : violence d'un coup d'état électoral“[fr] (“Gabon: violence of an electoral coup d'etat”) is the winner of the Jury Prize in the...

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