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· August, 2011

Stories about Film from August, 2011

Jamaica: Collaborative Documentary for Independence

“Next year both Jamaica and I turn 50″: Labrish blogs about “a fabulous idea to celebrate Jamaica's independence.”

Colombia: #ColombiaisBeautiful vs. Hollywood

Lina Salazar in the Americas Quarterly blog comments on the movie Colombiana “(yet another) movie in which Colombia is portrayed as a land of cocaine, crime and armed insurrection”. She...

Afghanistan: Afghan Youth Voices Multimedia Festival

In Afghanistan, Internews network is ramping up their efforts to train and motivate Afghan youth to share their perspective on issues that matter to them for the Afghan Youth Voices...

Video: Women Transforming Communities

Voices of Women Worldwide brings together people from all over the world interested in promoting the voices of voiceless women, young girls and children using all the different media they...

U.S.V.I.: The Power of Film

“Is there any artistic medium that raises more ugly questions of representation and power than film?” In the context of this, A Nation or Nobody blogs about film and neo-colonialism.

Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has been criticized after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable...

Filmcamp Laos 2011

The Filmcamp Laos 2011 will take place on October 1 at Vientiane College. According to the organizer, it will be the first grassroot un-conference for people in the filmbusiness in...

Curaçao: “The re-enslavement of Tula”

Controversy is brewing over a film about Curaçao's “liberation warrior Tula” – read why, here.

India: Crowd-sourced Filmmaking

Shashwati informs that a significant portion of the budget of the movie “Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!”, which is having its world premier at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival...

Mexico: Celebrating Cantinflas’ 100th Birthday

This August, Mexico celebrates one hundred years of the birth of comedian Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas. Considered a comedy icon, Cantinflas made his audience reflect on the contrast...

Bangladesh: Tragic Deaths Puts the Spotlight on Road Safety

The untimely death of award-winning film director Tareque Masud and internationally renowned cameraman and TV journalist Ashfaque Munier Mishuk in a road accident has shocked Bangladeshis. Netizens are mourning their...

Russia: Prokhorov Launches Pravoe Delo Pre-election Campaign

Kevin Rothrock of A Good Treaty presents an extensive analysis on billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and his Kremlin-close opposition party Pravoe Delo [ru], as the party joins an intensifying campaign to...

Pakistan: Review Of A Blockbuster

Zia Ahmad posts a critical review of Bol, the recently released blockbuster movie in Pakistan.

Guinea-Bissau: Films From Guinea-Bissau

Kris introduces his readers to films from Guinea-Bissau: “As African cinemas go, Guinea-Bissau is not well researched and there’s not that much about written about its history in film. I...

World: Share Your Life With the World on 11-11-11

What will you be doing on November 11, 2011? Share it with the rest of the world through 11Eleven Project and help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals!

Nigeria: Did Halima Abubakar Deserve Award for Best Actress?

Noble does not understand why Halima Abubakar received Nigeria's Best Actress Award 2011: “Relatively new actress to the Nollywood scene, Halima Abubakar, took home the trophy for Best Actress of...

Kenya: Kenyan Book Adapted to Film

From a book to a movie in Kenya: “Last Sunday afternoon as I went to the Kenya National Theatre to watch a play, I came across a poster on an...

Russia: Vysotsky as Detective

War and Peace recalls the 1970s soviet television series with troubadour Vladimir Vysotsky as a tough-minded homicide detective.

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