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THE PRICE OF SUGAR

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  Director Bill HANEY              In the Dominican Republic, a tropical island-nation, tourists flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians have toiled under armed-guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, much of which ends up in U.S. kitchens. They work grueling hours and frequently lack decent housing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare. Narrated by Paul Newman, "The Price of...

Montezuma International Film Festival Returns for Third Year in Costa Rica

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The annual Montezuma International Film Festival will return to Costa Rica for the third year, November 12 - 15, 2009.   Expect close to 100 great films and almost as many special events and parties including the infamous Saturday Night Street Party, where Fire Dancers and local DJ's perform, and the entire town transforms into one huge fiesta.   Attendees will receive discounts on accommodations and food, and filmmakers who showcase their work will enjoy a relaxi...

Bahamas Festival Youth Film Workshops

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will continue its efforts to educate and inspire a new generation of filmmakers. The Festival announced today that it will be expanding its popular Youth Film Workshop during the fifth annual BIFF by partnering with schools throughout Nassau and integrating the workshops directly into classrooms. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool. The Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and the British Colonial Hi...

Manos Zakharias Honorary Ceremony

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    Director Manos Zakharias was honored at a special ceremony on Monday November 17th, in the context of the TIFF’s retrospective to his work. The ceremony took place at Tonia Marketaki theater which was filled with friends and fans of the great filmmaker. Among them were the director’s life-time partner Liolia and his daughter Lena, who both received a flower bouquet from TIFF’s president Georges Corraface as an honor for their contribution to the work of Mr. ...

Deep into Canaima - A los Pies de Canaima - Documentary Focus from Paris Latino Fest

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Cucurital River In the background, the Auyán-tepui Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) Lowland Forest In the background, the Auyán-tepui Coporito (Cyphocharax meniscaprorus) DEEP INTO CANAIMA (50') Directed by: Ana Cristina Henríquez Available on DVD: • CreateSpace...

Bahamas International Film Festival to open with “Rain”

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Maria Govan’s acclaimed indie drama “Rain” will be the opening film at this year’s festival, which takes place December 4-11 in Nassau. The intimate family drama is slated to screen on Thursday, December 4th. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool."Rain" had its World Premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival last week and has since garnered ...

Hear beautiful Cuban music in Love & Suicide, the movie!

If you want to see Kamar de los Reyes like YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE-you get once chance in California on Sept 6th, 2008, in Beverly Hills, Ca. He plays ‘Tomas' a tortured soul, a man who goes to Cuba to discover the one thing between LOVE & SUICIDE. He experienced 10 record breaking weeks at the AMC Coconut Grove in FL. Now, he's back a one time only screening of LOVE & SUICIDE; and two other amazing Cuban films by Cuban American filmmakers; A MAN OF TWO HAVANA'S and HAVANA KID...

Election 08: Free Cuba Film Series

If there are images in this attachment, they will not be displayed. Download the original attachment Page 1        www.EveryThingCuba.com Contact: Bobbi Miller    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Direct: (818) 857-7457 August 21 st , 2008. Email: Bobbi@EveryThingCuba.com ELECTION 08 FREE CUBA FILM SERIES Filmmakers Present the Real Cuba to America. Saturday, September 6 th , 2008 at 6:PM American Filmmakers Kick off a natio...

Election 08 Free Cuba Film Series

See the real Cuba. Saturday, September 6th, 2008; Join us at a special one time only film screening event. See three extraordinary films shot on location in Havana, Cuba. The filmmakers bring to the big screen a world of undeniable passionate love, political warfare, deceit and terrorism with soulfully freeing Cuban music. Cuba's Love and Suicide, the movie: The first and only feature film in 50 years to be shot

Inkafest 2008: Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival

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International Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival, Inkafest 2008Huaraz, August 20 to 23 The "generous city of Huaraz", one of the most important cities in the Peruvian Andes, which has been recognized as the Natural Paradise of the World by the Swiss Tourism Awards 2007 committee, and an unavoidable destination for adventure and mountaneering tourists, will be hosting the IV International Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival, Inkafest 2008. This event enriches the cultural...

Montezuma International Film Festival II - November 13 - 16, 2008

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The Second Annual Montezuma Film Festival is held November 13  - 16 in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Film entries are now being reviewed. Enter your film today, and join us in paradise.  ...

Samba Sizzle: New Brazilian Cinema At MoMA

Monday, July 28-------As the summer sizzles in New York City, the sound of samba cannot be too far behind. A revival of an old tradition----dancing to live music under the stars----has swept New York in the last few seasons, with many venues and styles of music for budding Fred Astaires. A favorite for summertime heat is samba, the music of Brazil. This summer, the sizzle is not only on the street, but up on the big screen.Since last week, the Museum of Modern Art has been presenting Premiere ...

Now The People Have Awoken Exploring Venezuela's Revolution

What makes Venezuela tick? Who is behind the movement and what does it seek? Filmed through the 2006 presidential elections, this is a documentary about the people building a new Venezuela. Watch this amazing documentary in full during an exclusive 3 day screening from the 31st July - 2nd Aug only with Renderyard in association with Rethos and the Alternative Channel. To find out more please go to www.renderyard.com

Cursed for Gold goes to Cannes: interview with the director

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Interview with Olivier WeberCongratulation Olivier your film will show May 16th at 10:00pm in the Palais (K)Yes and will meet the audience: I cannot wait for this opportunity.Why did you choose this topic, the world of gold? After I travelled to the Amazon, I was struck by this peculiar world of gold. The men who live around the gold mines in the forest live in extremely difficult conditions. While very few live by, some become very rich overnight. A war opposes the two—no holds barred. The su...

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Cursed for Gold by Olivier Weber. Synopsis: the Gold Rush is destroying the Amazon rainforest...

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Synopsis A new gold rush is sweeping through the Amazon rainforest where scores of women and men hunt for nuggets and specks of gold. But this race for gold is bringing on the destruction of one of the last earthly paradises, the world’s largest tropical forest, the lungs of our planet, where everything and anything can be paid in gold. As a result, a gold ingot cycle has developed—with its batch of insolvents, prostitutes, godfathers, traffickers, whether in French Guiana, Brazil or Surinam...

Interview with Olivier Weber Director of Cursed for Gold, (Market Debut in Cannes May 16)

BC: Olivier Hello, why did you choose this topic, the world of gold? After I travelled to the Amazon, I was struck by this peculiar world of gold. The men who live around the gold mines in the forest live in extremely difficult conditions. While very few live by, some become very rich overnight. A war opposes the two-no holds barred. The surrounding brutishness is massive. And yet, they are so well organized! In the depths of the Amazon, the lungs of our planet, the gold mines are surrounded b...

Satere Mawe Indian, Amazon, Brazil, Warana

  Satere Mawe Indian, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil   It all Started with Guarana !: Satere Mawé Indian in Brazil Author: Bastien Beaufort, Sébastian Wolf Rating: 8 Review: GUARANA, THE TREASURE OF THE SATERE MAWE TRIBE IN BRAZIL's RAINFOREST Launched on April 21, 2008, in the Bastille neighbourhood office of Fair Trade Dealer GUAYAPI Topical, this

Turks & Caicos Fest awarded Lalo Guerrero 3 prizes

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, came to a successful close on Sunday, October 21, 2007. The Festival, organized by Executive Directors Jasmine Guy and Terrence Duckette, ran from October 16-21, screened 6 features, 12 documentaries and 11 shorts at both The Regent Palms Theatre and the outdoor beach screen at the Alexandra Resort, the Festival’s host hotel. Program Director, Karolyn Ali scheduled the Best o...

Montezuma International Film Festival in Costa Rica is an event planned by American artists.

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Throwing an international film festival can be a time consuming task, but well worth the effort. The Montezuma International Film Festival is a great example. Festival League, the event organizer, is a group of filmmakers, musicians and other artists from the US who work non-stop to produce this five day festival of independent film with a splash of live music, art and parties all day and night in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Although it seems as if throwing an event in another country would be nearly...

Call for entries: 3rd Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, October 16 to 21, 2007

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The call for entries has opened for The Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) The Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) is dedicated to featuring films from all over the world that celebrate the fusion of cinema and music through content, character, theme or score/ soundtrack. The 2007 festival will take place October 16 - 21 in Providenciales on the Caribbean island of Turks & Caicos.TCIFF honors filmmakers and musically infused feature films, documentarie...

"Luz Silenciosa" (Silent Light) by Carlos Reygadas

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Mexican director Carlos Reygadas's career is an integral part of the history of the Cannes Festival. In 2002, his first film, Japan, was featured by Directors' Fortnight. Three years later, Battle in Heaven, his second feature-length film, was selected in Competition. This year, Reygadas is again competing for the Golden Palm, with Silent Light, his third film. It is an exploration of the community of the Mennonites, a religious sect with a large settlement in northern Mexico. The Mennon...

2007 FESTIVAL de CINEMA do BRASIL in Paris

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  Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris 25 April through 8 May, 2007 FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS The first week of this 9th two-prong event (feature competition and then documentaries) has ended at the L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of top-knotch Brazilian filmmakers, actors and producers, flown over for the event to present each of the two doze...

Ready to embark for St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema

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The St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema (Cinéma Caraïbe) celebrates its 12th season April 25-30, 2007 on the island of St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. This twelfth edition of the festival once again offers the population of St. Barthélemy the chance to discover films and filmmakers of the Caribbean basin, as well as thought-provoking international films. Festival guests include filmmakers, producers and cinematographers, and scholars, as well as cinema professionals from around ...

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