Media

Positive reactions to Paradise Now from Israelis and Palestinians

February 2006 -

The film Paradise Now portrays the last twenty-four hours in the lives of two young Palestinians being 'allowed' to perform a suicide bombing and their struggle around its justification.

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Paradise Now

In de ban van Nollywood

February 2006 -

Hollywood and Bollywood have a new competitor: Nollywood. Each year the Nigerian film industry produces about one thousand movies, often with a budget of less than € 10,000 a piece.

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Afshin Ellian: Stop Capitulating to Threats

february 2006 -

On behalf of Winternachten – International literature festival The Hague, Breyten Breytenbach and Afshin Ellian both wrote an essay centering on the theme ‘Heroes of the Mind’.

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Living in Eastern European border areas

January 2006 -

In the Zona project, young journalists investigate how the accession of the ten new member states to the EU in 2004 has affected the daily life of those people living close to the EU border in the Baltic states and in countries such as Poland, Belorussia, the Ukraine and Moldavia.

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photo: Jan Brykczynski

Social issues and effective drama on Nigerian radio

January 2006 -

Radio soap aficionados in Nigeria can look forward to a new soap opera in 2006 that addresses the problem of the gender gap in Nigerian society. The woman behind the idea is drama producer and screenplay writer Abiodun Rasidat Olufemi-Ogidan in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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Exciting and entertaining international films in Jakarta

december 2005 -

"Currently, the documentary form is going from strength to strength," explains festival director and filmmaker Orlow Seunke of the Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest). This is the seventh year of the festival, which this year is being held from 9-18 December and is showing 201 films from 35 countries.

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Still Vital

One Minute Awards 2005

december 2005 -

The date: 13 November, a Sunday. The place: The Paradiso in Amsterdam. The occasion: The prize-giving ceremony for the One Minute Awards 2005, awards for the eight best video films that last precisely one minute each.

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The Back Lot brings the magic of film to Suriname

december 2005 -

"Breathing new life into the world of film in Suriname." Nothing less than that is the ambitious goal of The Back Lot, an organisation from Paramaribo that has started showing films and documentaries in Suriname.

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Soaps stimulate reconciliation in Angola

november 2005 -

Ask anyone in Angola who Gustavo is and they will answer immediately. The hero in the Brazilian soap A Lua Me Disse'' is always on screen, either in the new daily episode or one of the numerous reruns. And everyone is glued to the tube for the continuation of the intrigues.

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Imaging Famine

october 2005 -

Images of famine in the media.

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Imaging famine
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