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Stories about Film

20 March 2014

Haitian-American Filmmakers’ Web Series Invites Women to Live, Laugh, Love (Part 1)

Haitian-born, U.S.-based director Francesca Andre has a new web series in the making, which has a lot to say about young women making their way in today's world.

16 March 2014

Did Russia's Most Famous Actor Just Denounce Vladimir Putin?

RuNet Echo

In Russia, it is exceedingly rare for anyone who regularly appears on television or the silver screen to criticize, let alone denounce, Vladimir Putin. But did Khabensky?

The Hidden Rules of Chinese TV Series Censorship

Chinese film and TV directors often blame strict censorship for losing domestic viewers. But what limits do censorship place on the content of Chinese TV series?

6 March 2014

Russia's Fight on Oscar Night

RuNet Echo

Russia's Channel One canceled the live Oscars broadcast, and cut part of Jarod Leto's speech in the recording. Was it planned?

4 March 2014

Mexicans Triumph at the Academy Awards

Alfonso Cuarón and “Chivo” Lubezki won big at the 86th Academy Awards.

27 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.

26 February 2014

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.

16 February 2014

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."

14 February 2014

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.

13 February 2014

The Iconic Trinidadian Film You've Never Seen

The Bridge

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.

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