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· January, 2014

Stories about Film from January, 2014

South Korea: ‘Less is More’, Net Users Turn Sour on Typical Movie Poster

A massive Disney hit movie, Frozen is rapidly gaining traction also in South Korea. However, more young Koreans are turning sour on typical Korean-style movie poster, which has long been...

What Does Climate Change Mean to You? Documentary Competition

Young filmmakers from all over the world are invited to produce and submit a 1-12 minute video documentary telling a story about climate change. What the #Action4Climate video challenge wants to know...

Independent Ukrainian Filmmakers Create #Euromaidan Documentaries

In Ukraine, several filmmakers united to produce a video chronology of the events that came to be known as the Euromaidan protests. “BABYLON'13”, named after a bar in which the...

VIDEO: Memories of the Violent Eviction of Brazil's Pinheirinho Community

The documentary Somos Todos (We Are All), now available online, gives a voice to the former residents of the Pinheirinho community who lost their homes in January 2012.

10 Documentaries on South American Music to Watch Online

Nick MacWilliam from the blog Sounds and Colours has compiled a list of 10 documentaries, “looking at all manner of musical styles and movements from the region, with films focused...

Mexican Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón Nominated for Oscar for ‘Gravity’

Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Director, plus 9 others, for his work on 'Gravity'.

‘Abita’, Animated Short Film About Fukushima Children

“Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can't play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and...

‘Hafu’ Film Explores Mixed Race Japanese Identity

Filmmakers explore Japan's under-documented emerging generation of mixed race Japanese who refer to themselves as 'hafu'.

Prominent Russian Actor Asks Putin to Recriminalize Sodomy

A prominent Russian actor, Ivan Okhlobystin, is making headlines for his latest homophobic act: a public letter addressed to Vladimir Putin, asking the President to recriminalize sodomy in Russia.

Russians on the Return of Sherlock

Of all of the writers to have captured the Russian imagination, there is perhaps none greater than Arthur Conan Doyle, the Scottish creator of the "Sherlock Holmes" stories.

China's Six Trends in 2014

TeaLeafNation has analyzed six trends in 2013 that will continue to transform China in 2014 both socially and economically. There are: 1 Political discussions are retreating back into private sphere such...

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