Stories about Film from December, 2013
South Korea: Reason Behind Movie ‘The Attorney's Box Office Smash
South Korean movie ‘The Attorney’ which depicts the early life of ex-President Roh who started as a civil rights lawyer resisting against dictatorial regimes, has drawn over 4 million admissions in just ten days of screening. Movie critics even comment [ko] that its popularity in Korea is more explosive than that...
“Dekh Le” – Reminding How Men Look at Women In Public Places
Whistling Woods International (WWI), an institute for studies in film, media and fashion, released a YouTube video on December 16, 2013, exactly a year after the much talked about rape case in Delhi to aware people to think, reflect & act on violence against women. Vinaya Naidu at Lighthouse Insights...
Chinese Film Director Feng Xiaogang on Censorship
When asked about his dream during an interview at China's top Tsinghua University, Chinese film director Feng Xiaogang said[zh] to the students: I have realized all my dreams, if there is any, that is one day, I wish there's no film censorship in China. His words inspired thunderous applause. He...
Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment
On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.
Video: “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution” in Syria
"Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" is a 15-minute documentary film about the war in Syria which starts with a bang and ends with hope
Popular Movie “Lost in Thailand” and the Chinese Dream
Peter Vernezze from Chengdu Living wrote a very elaborated interpretation of the low budget but record-breaking Chinese movie, Lost in Thailand, by looking into its reflection of middle class Chinese’ dream of personal success.
The Line of Freedom And The Brief IMDb ban in Pakistan
On November 19, 2013 Internet movie Database IMDb was banned in Pakistan until the 22nd of November, when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ordered ISPs to unblock the website. It is being alleged that ‘The Line Of Freedom‘, a short-film on the ongoing human rights crisis in Balochistan, is the...