2 March 2012

Stories from 2 March 2012

Colombia: Film Festival Award Goes to Indigenous Film

  2 March 2012

The Cartagena International Film Festival [es] awarded one of its India Catalina awards in the category of New Creators in Short Films to the documentary short Mu Drua (My land) by Mileidy Orozco Domicó of the University of Antioquia [es]. The documentary, in the Embera tongue, follows the struggles of...

China: What Happened in Kashgar?

  2 March 2012

Xinjiang: Far West China has collected information from different sources and put together a fuller picture on what happened in Kashgar on February 28, 2012 when a riot and/or public demonstration ended in the deaths of over 20 people.

Angola: Young video blogger goes off on what's “no good”

  2 March 2012

Young video blogger @DelvisBoy (Delvino Funetil) has started a series of video rants about Angolan pop culture called “Não Ta Bom#” (It's no good#). His simple rant about Facebook posted only days ago has had over 11,000 views – but he has ambitions of reaching a million.

Pakistan: An Oscar in Pakistan

  2 March 2012

Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy recently won an Oscar award for the best documentary (short) film. Her investigative story titled Saving Faces shows the affects of acid violence on woman in Pakistan.

Iran: “Should We Vote Again?”

The Islamic Republic is preparing for parliamentary (Majlis) election on Friday, March 2, 2012. While several opposition groups have called for boycotting the election, the Iranian state is employing anti-Western propaganda to bring citizens to the polls.

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