Stories about Film from October, 2014
‘Storytelling and Media for a Better World': the 2014 Transformational Media Summit in DC
Participants at the TMSummit will discuss storytelling, collaborative creativity, new technology, sustainable business and living, wellbeing and health, photography, film and music, and journalism, among other issues.
Brazilian Bloggers Claim Presidential Candidate is Trying to Censor His Critics on YouTube
Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.
Kyrgyzstan's Historical Matriarch Makes a Bid for an Oscar
The seven figure budget of Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains may not raise eyebrows in Hollywood, but in Kyrgyzstan the film has divided movie-goers and spurred an Oscar charge.
Trinidad-born Actor and Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
Holder is remembered for being one of the greatest artists Trinidad has produced, and a prominent member of a golden generation of artists who came of age in the 1950s.
Why Singapore Artists Rejected the Government's Self-Censorship Scheme
Singapore’s decision to ban a political documentary has renewed the debate over the country's policies that undermine the freedom of artists.
African Animators Defying All Odds
Njeri Wangari highlights 9 amazing animation videos for African children: 1. Jungle Beat Jungle Beat is a fun, family friendly series of CGI animated self-contained, dialogue-free, 5 minute episodes focusing on different animals and the bizarre situations they encounter in nature. From the firefly who is afraid of the dark...
Talking Heads Project Showcases What is Extraordinary About People in Africa
Talking Heads is a project of the Africa Centre, a non-profit cultural organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. Talking Heads produces audio casts and short films, which are freely available on YouTube and iTunes: The Africa Centre has designed an approach that identifies, showcases and creates opportunities for African...
China Clamps Down on Another Independent Film Festival
China claims it wants to promote culture, but its censorship of independent art has never been more systemic.