Stories about Film from February, 2014
Brazilian Activist's Video Satire Censored After Globo TV Claims Copyright
"The video that Globo doesn't wan't you to see", in which activist Rafucko exposes Globo's biased broadcast about demonstrations in Brazil.
Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War
The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.
10 New Documentaries at the Luxor African Film Festival
Tom Devriendt lists 10 documentaries to look out for at the Luxor African Film Festival: The third edition of the Egyptian Luxor African Film Festival again has a wide-ranging programme scheduled for next month. Selected films will be showing in different competitions: Long Narrative, Short Narratives, Short Documentaries and Long...
Film Documents America's “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan
"We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region."
A Love Story With No Kissing? That's Cinema in Iran
Whether for romance or just a hug between family members, male and female characters in Iranian movies are not permitted to touch.
Video: Why Young Nigerians Leave Home
Nigerian netizen Kola Olaosebikan uses YouTube to address, among other topics, the question of why young Nigerians are running from home: This video addresses moving back to nigeria, why i left nigeria, brain drain in nigeria, and issues impacting youth and progress in nigeria all wrapped up in a nice...
The Iconic Trinidadian Film You've Never Seen
In 1974, Bim—widely regarded as the iconic Trinidadian film—was released, then faded into obscurity. 40 years later, one film enthusiast gives it new life via Facebook.
A Personal Tribute to Jamaican “Interventionist” Stuart Hall
Jamaica-based blogger Annie Paul posts a personal and stirring tribute to the late Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall - a must-read for anyone who admired his work.
Film Shows How ‘Development’ Turns Tribal People Into Beggars
A new film, ‘There You Go!’, has been launched by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, which takes a satirical look at how tribes are often destroyed in the name of ‘development’. The 2-minute animation shows how ‘development’ can rob self-sufficient tribal people of their land, livelihood...
Mozambique's LGBT Community: Tell Your Story
Lambda, the Mozambican Association for the Defense of Sexual Minorities, invites [pt] adult members of the LGBT community to participate in a short documentary. “Your story in the first person” is the title of this film project which aims at “documenting our trajectories of self-acceptance, our battles and conquests as LGBT people in...