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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan declares holiday of protests against film

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for peaceful protests against a US-made film deemed insulting to Islam. As thousands took to the streets for another day of demonstrations against the Innocence of Muslims film, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the cabinet had decided to make Friday an official "day of expression of love for the Prophet". The film, made by extremist Christians in the United States, has ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mitt Romney attacks official US response over film protests

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Romney hits at official US response White House hopeful Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration yesterday for what he called "mixed signals" in Egypt when it failed to issue a timely condemnation of an at ...

  3. FILM (1966)

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The Battle of Algiers Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi Director: Gillo Pontecorvo The Battle of Algiers is that rare movie- a war film that is politically ... in the Algerian war (1952 to 1956). An interesting twist results from the fact that although it has a relatively objective viewpoint, the film was co-produced by one of the victorious Algerian fighters, ...

  4. FILM (1979)

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... at the camera; seconds later, the image spins before it crashes onto the ground. The Swedish cameraman has just filmed his own death, a victim of the military putsch that toppled Salvador Allende's ... of the new regime. Four of the films' five crew members spent time in detention, and one of them- the cinematographer Jorge Muller Silva- became one of the many 'disappeared' under ...

  5. DPP to show films to provoke Beijing

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's pro-independence camp has decided to screen two controversial films in five cities tomorrow- National Day in the People's Republic of China- ... will screen the films in the five... cities simultaneously,' Lo Wen-jia, of Movement magazine, said. The aim was to show how Beijing suppressed ethnic groups and human rights, said Lo, a member ...

  6. Mayor under fire from both sides of political divide over Uygur film

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the film from the October 16-29 film festival, and showing it today and tomorrow instead. In what appeared to be a compromise, Chen- facing strong protest from the mainland and heavy pressure from ... In a joint statement yesterday, they demanded that the city not screen the film. 'It is not a matter of dignity but a matter concerning the livings of numerous people who depend on the tourism ...

  7. Film studies: Changing Chiang

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... the political winds of the day. And despite its nationalistic raison d'etre, Founding- a film made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic- does not thrive on the political dogma of yesteryear. The role offered to Zhang (right centre) was no longer that of the 'Chiang Bandit' caricature predominant in Communist Party propaganda for decades. The film ...

  8. South Korean film workers take their protest to the red carpet

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... One of the world's most glamorous red carpets was turned into a political platform when an entourage of South Korean film workers staged a silent protest as Tom Hanks waved to the screaming crowds at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. The group of 50 film workers took their protest - against their government's decision to cut screening quotas in favour of a free ...

  9. Officials hold talks with film distributors

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Government officials yesterday met film distributors in a bid to head off a row that could delay the gazetting of copyright legislation. The amendment, passed last year, entitles distributors to seek fees from rental shops and is due to be gazetted next week. Distributors want shops to pay them up to 100 per cent of a disc's wholesale price on each rental. ...

  10. Anti-Bush film gets release date

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Suet-ching, marketing and publicity manager of local distributor Panasia Films, said the film should still interest the public despite its delayed screening. 'We hoped to show it around September ... of an objection by Panasia Films, said it was a film all American voters should see. But Mark Simon, vice-chairman of Republicans Abroad in Hong Kong, who watched the film on a pirated DVD, said ...




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