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· June, 2012

Stories about Film from June, 2012

St. Lucia: Our Own Stories

Kyrgyzstan: Cartoons Expose Ills of Patriarchal Society

Latvia: Jackie Chan Blogs About Filming in Jelgava

Nicaragua: The Continued Struggle to End Child Labor

It hasn't been easy to try and stop child labor in Nicaragua. While some families are seeing value in getting their children educated and are responding to awareness campaigns, for...

Bangladesh: Is a Cartoon Teaching Kids to Speak Foreign Language and Lie?

A popular cartoon show aired on the Disney Channel India dubbed in Hindi has stirred a debate in Bangladesh. It is claimed that long exposure to the Japanese anime show...

Egypt: Documentary on Female Journalist of the Revolution going on US Tour

Words of Witness, a documentary on a young female journalist reporting the Egyptian revolution is going on tour in the USA. First in film festivals in California and in New...

Afghanistan's First Computer-Animated Movie

Leaving the three decades of war and destruction behind, Afghans make use of modern technology and media to rebuild the country and raise new generations with a brighter vision for...

Egypt: Right to Housing initiative

Tajikistan: Using Films to Promote Inter-Ethnic Tolerance

Video: WITNESS Series on How to Film Protests

WITNESS has published a series of videos on How to Film Protests, meant as guidelines to ensure that the video documentation serves as evidence of the events for advocacy purposes...

Tajikistan: After Being Banned, ‘The Dictator’ Movie Goes Viral

After the new spoof blockbuster, 'The Dictator', was banned in Tajikistan, it has become one of the most searched for movies in the country's pirate-DVD shops. Tajik netizens believe that...

Mexico: Netizens Weigh in on Documentary “Gimme The Power”

Mexicans weigh in on a politically charged documentary about the rock band Molotov. The film was released on Friday, June 1, 2012, exactly one month before the presidential elections.

Azerbaijan: Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator Withdrawn

India, Pakistan: A New Peace Film Project

Africa: African Perspectives Online

Kazakhstan Joins the Central Asian Ban on ‘The Dictator’

Taiwan: Flying Fish Season on Orchid Island

Every spring, when the flying fish are carried to Taiwan by the Kuroshio Current, Tao fishermen from Orchid Island are waiting for them. In fact, Tao culture is very much...

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