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· December, 2011

Stories about Film from December, 2011

Cuba: Dance Flash Mob in Plaza Vieja

To celebrate the end of the year long activities around the 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Unicef, ballet and dance students worked together to...

Japan: Archiving Online Videos of Quake and Tsunami

More than 9 months have passed since the earthquake and tsunami which devastated many areas of Japan on March 11th. Rick Martin has been mapping and tagging videos taken during...

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

Japan: New Video Footage of Tsunami Tidal Surge

Devastating tsunami tidal surges are quiet and quick, as a recently uploaded video shows. The video was recorded from inside a truck which got stuck in the rising waters more...

Brazil: Titan Kids and Surfing as Hope

‘Titan Kids’ is a documentary about the kids of Titanzinho, a slum in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. Birthplace of professional surfers, surfing is perceived as hope in face of...

Cuba: thinking about the film festival

Havana Times asks whether the Havana Film Festival has strayed from its original ideals — “Much has happened since its inception in 1978, since which time its revolutionary and emancipatory...

Mexico: The Results of a Racism Experiment with Children

The video by 11.11 Social Change is simple: Mexican children sit in front of two dolls identical save for two things: one is light skinned and blue-eyed and the other...

Brazil: How Many Lives Does the Guarani-Kaiowá's Land Cost?

Last November, 42 gunmen attacked an indigenous reserve in Mato Grosso do Sul, executing Nísio Gomes, 59, chief of the Guaraní Kaiowá and several other villagers. These attacks take place...

Cuba: The Living Dead

Generation Y sees parallels between the film “Juan of the Dead” and life in Cuba: “More than gazing on a story of beings taken from our worst nightmares, the public...

China: Actor Christian Bale Roughed Up Trying to Visit Chen Guangcheng

Hollywood actor Christian Bale made a detour from promotion in Beijing of his upcoming film to try and visit illegally detained Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, hoping to shake...

Uruguayan Cinema

Alvaro Fagalde blogs [es] about Uruguayan cinema. He says “Whisky” is without a doubt the best Uruguayan film, but criticizes that some believe all films have to follow that style....

Video: Middle East Responds to Media via Webcam

Talk Back TV Middle East provides a way for people from in the Middle East and North Africa can talk back and give their take on state controlled television and...

Iran: Fire department rescues baby lion

A film in YouTube shows Iranian fire department rescues baby lion walking in Tehran highway.

Sri Lanka: The 3D Experience

The Puppeteer shares her experience of going to Sri Lanka’s first 3D Movie Theatre.

India: The Legal Aspects Of Bollywood Plagiarism

Law And Other Things discusses about music or story-line plagiarism in Bollywood and how this can be prevented by a simple correction of the existing laws.

Sri Lanka: First 3D Cineplex

Murshid is delighted to go to the newly launched 3D cineplex, first of its kind in Sri Lanka, and blogs about it.

Brazil: Documentary on Belo Monte Seeks Funds from the Crowd

Belo Monte: Announcement of a War is the title of a Brazilian independent video production about the hydroelectric plant's impact, which has made its way to the top of the...

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