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New Bounty Offered for Anti-Islam Filmmaker

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Another Pakistani politician has offered a bounty for the murder of the producer of a video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. During a rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar Monday, former Pakistani legislator Ikramullah Shahid said he would give $200,000 to anyone who killed the filmmaker. The low-budget video that was made in the […]

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Actress in Anti-Muslim Film Sues Producer, You Tube

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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An actress who appeared in a crude anti-Muslim film produced in the United States that sparked deadly riots across the Muslim world is suing the film’s producer for fraud and slander. In a lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, Cindy Lee Garcia claims the producer of The Innocence of Muslims, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, duped her […]

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Muslim Cleric Warns Americans to Leave Indian Kashmir

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent Muslim cleric in Indian-controlled Kashmir is urging Americans to leave the Himalayan region, warning that escalating tensions over an anti-Islam film could put them in danger. Clips from the low-budget American made movie depict the Prophet Muhammad as a villainous, homosexual, child-molesting buffoon, among other overtly insulting claims. The trailer is posted online […]

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Afghan President Delays Trip Abroad Fearing Unrest

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Afghan President Hamid Karzai has postponed a trip to Norway following the violent protests that erupted in Libya and Egypt over an anti-Islam film. Norway’s Foreign Ministry said it was informed by the the Afghan Foreign Ministry that Mr. Karzai’s visit set for Friday has been delayed. The Norwegian foreign ministry said Thursday […]

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Silent Film “The Artist” Wins 6 Awards in France

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Silent film “The Artist” has won six Cesar awards in France, including best picture, best actress and best director. The black-and-white movie about Hollywood’s golden age triumphed at home Friday, winning also awards for the soundtrack, set design and cinematography. The victory came just two days before the U.S. Academy Awards night as the movie […]

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Italian Docudrama Wins Top Award at Berlin Film Festival

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An Italian movie showing inmates of a high-security prison staging Shakespeare’s drama “Julius Caesar” has won the top award at the prestigious Berlin film festival. The documentary “Caesar Must Die” by directors Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani received the Golden Bear award Saturday in the German capital. After receiving the award, Vittorio Taviani expressed hope […]

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British Film Director Ken Russell Dies

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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British film director Ken Russell, known for his provocative films, has died at the age of 84. Russell’s son says he died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday after a series of strokes. One of the director’s best known works is the 1969 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel, Women in Love, which includes the famous […]

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Rome Film Festival Opens With Suu Kyi Biopic

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A movie about the life of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened the international film festival in Rome Thursday. French director Luc Besson arrived at the opening of the film titled “The Lady” with actress Michele Yeoh who portrayed the Burmese pro-democracy icon. The Hong Kong-based actress began her career in martial arts […]

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Movie About Aung San Suu Kyi to Open Rome Film Festival

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A movie about the life of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will open the international film festival in Rome later this month. Organizers announced Thursday that the film “The Lady” by French director Luc Besson will open the festival October 27. It will be shown out of competition. Hong Kong-based actress Michelle Yeoh, […]

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Film Bio of Aung San Suu Kyi Debuts in Toronto

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A new film biography of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, called The Lady, was directed by noted French action director Luc Besson. It focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi’s relationship with her British-born husband Michael Aris after she returned to Burma […]

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