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· May, 2012

Stories about Film from May, 2012

Lesotho: Lesotho vs Corruption

Help make a documentary about how Lesotho, a small country, took on Big Corruption and won. An African success.

El Salvador: Documentary Planned on Women of the Civil War

A crowdfunded campaign aims to record the stories of the women who took part of the Salvadorean Civil War (1980–1992), who are now leading their communities for peace, equality and...

Why Are Governments in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Afraid of ‘The Dictator'?

Tomyris explains why the authorities in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan have banned The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s latest spoof blockbuster, and writes about Western media's reaction to the ban.

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Strategy

Mark Lyndersay blogs about some of the issues facing the local film industry, here.

Peru: How the Achuar People are Saving their Territory from Oil Companies

The movie Chumpi & The Waterfall follows the life of young Chumpi and his community, the Achuar people who live in the Amazon Rainforest in the border between Peru and...

United Kingdom: App for Sharing Mobile Videos for Collaboration

The Next Web  analyzes how the new UK app Vyclone could have helped get more footage of Arab Spring or the Occupy Movement  onto mainstream news channels, and if it...

Puerto Rico: Filiberto Ojeda Documentary

The team behind the documentary on the life and death at the hand of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of Puerto Rican freedom fighter Filiberto Ojeda Ríos [es] have sued...

Video: Anatomy of a Good Advocacy Video by WITNESS

WITNESS, a site advocating for Human Rights Issues has produced a nice analysis of what makes a good Advocacy video, using Aristotle's’ Poetic regarding story arcs.

Video: Indigenous Video Festival Open for Submissions

The XI International Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples to be held in Colombia during last quarter of 2012 is putting out a call for entries for audiovisual material...

India: Entertainment Industry Seeks Court Ban on Torrents and Vimeo

For more than a week now, some ISPs across parts of India have been quietly blocking access to the popular video sharing site Vimeo as well as various torrent sites...

Gambia: The Glove Project Film

Matt blogs about a short film showing the work done by the Glove project in The Gambia: “The charity works in a relatively unknown area of The Gambia, north of...

Nigeria: BattaBox Bakes Stories Through Online Videos

BattaBox is everything Nigerian - music, film, street-life, news, comedy, cooking and much, much more...Nwachukwu Egbunike talks to Christian Purefoy about the evolving online video show.

Video: Robot Shows us How to Stay Safe Online

Online security is a complex issue that is sometimes hard to understand or to know how to face. Using a lovable animated robot, the Tactical Tech Collective is trying to...

Bangladesh: Movie Theaters Are Dying

Movie theaters are dying in Bangladesh and shopping malls are taking their place. In the past decade hundreds of cinema halls have been closed down.

Colombia: A Visit to Karmata Rua Indigenous Reserve

Multimedia web channel TodoLoQueHay[es] (All There Is) from Colombia recently posted a short visual journey in the Emberá-Chamí indigenous reserve previously known as Christendom, whose inhabitants are now trying to...

Martinique: “Think Like A Man”, Just Not in France

The cancellation of the release of American movie “Think Like A Man” in movie theaters is being discussed by French of African descent. Read on to find out how an...

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