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· October, 2013

Stories about Film from October, 2013

Documentary Provides Intimate Look at Venezuelans Living Abroad

30 October 2013

Desde Afuera (From Abroad) is a documentary which follows the stories [es] of five Venezuelans who recorded their daily activities living abroad using mobile and handheld cameras for over one year.  Producers Johann Pérez Viera and Pedro Camacho put together this footage and Skype calls with the five participants to...

Documentary Explores 90s Rap Culture in Sao Paulo

30 October 2013

Through interviews and archival footage, the documentary “Sabotage Nós” (We Sabotage), available to watch online, presents important moments of Sao Paulo's rap music in the 90s. The film tells the story of the release of the album “Rap é compromisso” (Rap Is Commitment), Sabotage's debut album. Sabotage was an important...

VIDEO: Angola's Kuduro as an Urban Phenomenon

25 October 2013

A new film on Angola's frenetic music genre and dance, Kuduro (literally ‘hard ass’), follows the steps of some of the key figures that have helped this popular style turn into an urban cultural movement: Created in the discos and raves in downtown Luanda through a fusion between House and Techno beats...

VIDEO: “Myths and Murals” of East Timor

25 October 2013

East Timorese and Australian artists have come together to reflect and create around Myths and Murals, “promoting a common sense of national identity through art and story and collaborative strategies for engagement”. The cross-cultural public art and literacy project, between artists from Melbourne and the East Timorese free art school Arte Moris, takes...

Films for Good: Social Impact Media Awards

15 October 2013

The Social Impact Media Awards honors independent films that advance global awareness, social justice and human rights. Submit your film before January 7, 2014 to be considered among a beautiful lineup of thought-provoking films from around the world. Here are the winners from 2013.

Screening Of Sri Lankan Movie Forcefully Stopped In Nepal

13 October 2013

Sunanda Deshapriya at Freedom Of Expression Sri Lanka reports that the international screening of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka has been stopped in Nepal due to the pressure of Sri Lankan government. Earlier, the investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War...

Watch Mediastan – a WikiLeaks Road Movie

11 October 2013

Mediastan is being released on October 11, 2013 to challenge the UK opening of The Fifth Estate, a multi-million dollar Hollywood film about WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, produced by Dreamworks in collaboration with Disney. UK audiences will be able to watch Mediastan online for free during The Fifth Estate’s opening weekend here. Globally,...

Costa Rica's ‘Green Judges’ vs. Illegal Property Developers

9 October 2013

In Culture Unplugged you can watch a short documentary called “Costa Rica, a Land for Sale“: Between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the smallest country in Central America is now the planet’s champion in biodiversity. However, for several years, the success of ecotourism has been driving Costa Rica...

Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada: “The Killing of a Revolution”

4 October 2013

I was transfixed; in turns horrified, unbelieving, angry, and sad. Worse still, frustrated. Because the verdict of the film as to who was really responsible was inconclusive. Norman Girvan reviews Bruce's Paddington's film “Forward Ever”, about the executions of former Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and members of his cabinet.

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