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· January, 2012

Stories about Film from January, 2012

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

Serbia: The Media War Against Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was concerned about the reception of her director's debut movie, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey', in Bosnia and Serbia, and some of her fears turned out...

Sierra Leone: Say Grace Before Drowning

Black Looks writes about “Say Grace Before Drowning”, a film by Sierra Leonean/American Nikyatu Jusu: “The film tells the story about a woman’s struggle to overcome the insanity of war...

Video: One Year, One World and 52 Different Stories

Video journalist Maggie Padlewska will travel alone for one year, visiting a country each week for a total of 52 countries. During her journey she'll be recording, editing and producing...

Colombia: Hip hop and rap artists unite for peace

The Conspiracy for Peace is the new video the local rap and hip hop artists have made with the support of the local TV network Telemedellin. The song was written...

Costa Rica: I'm Happy In That Water

This wordless short film follows Doña Norma, a 78 year old woman who goes to swim every day at a local swimming pool outside of the capital city of San...

Film Camp Cambodia

Cambodia's first Film Camp will take place on March this year.

Iran: A group of Iranians celebrate win at Golden Globes

Here is a film shows a group of Iranians celebrating “A Seperation” win at Golden Globes.

Iran: Celebrating The 1st Golden Globe For Iran

Iranian users in Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed and other social media are celebrating that Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's drama ‘A Separation‘ won the award for best foreign language film at the...

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

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

Iran: Enthusiasm over ‘A Separation’ in Golden Globe

Iranian users are showing enthusiasm in Facebook over a photo which shows Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian director of  ‘A Separation‘, a Golden Globe foreign language nominee, beside Pedro Almodovar and...

The Balkans: Potential Reactions to Angelina Jolie's Film

Back in Dec. 2011, Belgraded wrote on how Angelina Jolie’s In the Land of Blood and Honey is likely to be received in Serbia.

Malawi: Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

Moving Windmills is a documentary that tells the true story of William Kamkwamba, a young innovator from Malawi, Africa who taught himself to generate electricity by building a windmill from...

Nepal: Not a Territory of India!

A recent remark by a moderator of an Indian TV channel had outraged many Nepalis who vented their reactions on different social networking sites. In a movie review show anchor...

China 2011: From Jasmine Crackdowns to Grassroots Uprisings

From the crackdowns on any Jasmine revolution and grassroots uprisings, to debates about future development models, 2011 was another eventful year for China. Oiwan Lam rounds up.

Top Thai Films of 2011

Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal lists the top five Thai films of 2011.

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