Stories about Film from December, 2015
Who Would Have Thought ‘Everest’ Was in Kazakhstan?
'I even have an old reflex camera, a Nikon D70 -- quite heavy, by the way. That picture was taken from a height of about 6,500 meters above sea level.'
Do You Know the Story of Brazil's First Black Female Legislator?
More than 80 years ago, Antonieta de Barros became the first black woman elected in Brazil. But she's hardly a household name. One filmmaker has tried to change that.
Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film
There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.
Russian Film Festival Gets Official Warning After Promoting Anti-Corruption Documentary
The warning comes after Artdocfest announced that it is including in a special online competition a film about the corrupt business dealings of figures close to Attorney General Yuri Chaika.
Why Doesn't It Rain in Guinea-Bissau Like It Used To?
While world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the decrease in rainfall and sea level rise are threatening the soil fertility and the subsistence of the people of Guinea-Bissau.