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· February, 2009

Stories about Film from February, 2009

Uganda: Behind The Mirror

Sokari writes about the documentary Behind the Mirror, which investigates and advocates for responses to the many challenges faced by the LGBTI community in Uganda.

Cuba: Human Rights

Diaspora blogger Child of the Revolution calls “shameless” the Cuban justice minister's suggestion that all is well when it comes to human rights, while Uncommon Sense links to the trailer...

Pakistan: Karafilm Festival

Yawar Herekar at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reviews Karachi's Karafilm Festival, an international film fest that showcases a range of movies from around the world.

Morocco: The Cinema Scene

The cinema scene in Morocco resembles that in Gaza, says Moroccan blogger Allal El Alaoui, who remarks: “Poor cinema in Morocco.It is targetted by everyone and eveywhere.First,and sadly speaking;majority of...

Brazil: The (r)evolution of Lusophone music

LabCult provides a torrent link of a documentary about Luso-Afro-Brazilian music and sounds: “Lusophony – The (R)Evolution“. From hiphop to rock, visiting the Portuguese fado and Angolan and Caboverdian rhythms...

Martinique: The last masters of the islands?

As the two-week-long-protest in Guadeloupe continues, the other French Overseas Departments of America - French Guiana and Martinique - are thinking about their own contribution to this deep thinking and...

Chile: Film Festival at Catholic University in Santiago

Seventeen different Chilean films are being shown as part of the 33rd Catholic University Film Festival in Santiago beginning on February 14 through March 1 writes Notas Al Margen [es].

East Asia: Various readings on “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”

Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated film, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, has become a widely discussed movie in the 2009 new year. Here is the movie...

Japan and U.S: Totoro Forest Project

Martin J Frid from Kurashi introduces an exhibition on Totoro in San Francisco, which is part of the Totoro Forest project for preserving the Sayama Forest in Tokyo.

Laos: Gran Torino and Hmong culture

Padek of Lao Voices notes that the latest Clint Eastwood film, “Gran Torino”, has many “intricate links” to Laos. Apocalypse Lao writes that the film is noteworthy because “It’s the...

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