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Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

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Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Nominees include films from Germany, Peru, Argentina, France, and Israel. See the trailers here.

Posted: February 2, 2010 14:42   Comments: 1
Nigeria’s Nollywood produces more films than U.S.

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Nigeria’s Nollywood produces more films than U.S.

This year, the United Nations announced that Nigeria's film industry had surpassed the U.S. in numbers of feature films produced. Explore an interactive feature about the top film-producing nations and read a Q&A about the rise of "Nollywood."

Posted: October 7, 2009 12:35   Comments: 1
Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

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Iranians scour Internet for entertainment, evading censors

Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.

Posted: October 2, 2009 14:16   Comments: 1
Patriotic Chinese film stirs passions on nation’s anniversary

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Patriotic Chinese film stirs passions on nation’s anniversary

Hsin-Yin Lee, an international news editor at a Chinese newspaper, describes a recent film that has Chinese patriots buzzing. The movie features 176 stars and at least 90 settings.

Posted: October 1, 2009 10:44   Comments: 1
From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

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From slapstick to romance, Iran’s film industry is unique

Iranian film scholar Negar Mottahedeh discusses the evolution of Iranian cinema and the impact of the 1979 revolution on the industry. Watch two video clips, one from the early days of Iranian film and the other a modern comedy.

Posted: September 30, 2009 17:53   Comments: 0
Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

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Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.

Posted: September 29, 2009 14:29   Comments: 3
Russian film dramatizes the Georgia war

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Russian film dramatizes the Georgia war

A Russian action film, "Olympus Inferno," is set to explore the Georgia war of August 2008 and may spark renewed debate about who started the war.

Posted: March 26, 2009 08:34   Comments: 7
Return of cinema in Saudi Arabia provokes critics

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Return of cinema in Saudi Arabia provokes critics

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the limited return of movies to Saudi Arabia after a 30-year absence.

Posted: January 5, 2009 14:54   Comments: 0

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