Posts Tagged ‘festivals’

Iranian-Turkish film “Silenced Tree” wins 25 awards at global festivals

TEHRAN – “Silenced Tree”, a co-production between Iran and Turkey, has garnered 25 prestigious awards at 60 international film festivals. Source

Short film “Orange” at South American festivals

TEHRAN- The short film “Orange” directed by Ermia Rabbani is competing at two festivals in South America. Source

Pre-Christian Winter Festivals

We find then many pagan practices concealed beneath a superficial Christianity—often under the mantle of some saint. Source

When a Palestinian film is screened at Jewish film festivals

Ameen Nayfeh’s “200 Meters” is the rare Palestinian-made film that has been widely programmed at Jewish film festivals. The reviews from these screenings show the American Jewish community’s inability to see the Israeli occupation for the brutal human rights travesty it is, and an inability to see Palestinians as equals.

The Comeback of Greek Festivals in the US

Greek festivals are popping up all over the world now that the pandemic has eased. Here is a listing of some of them for those who have to get their Greek fix this Summer and Fall. Credit: Wikimedia commons/Public Domain After a year spent social distancing, how wonderful it is to see that a number […]

UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals to go ahead in summer despite COVID pandemic

The UK’s Reading and Leeds music festivals will go ahead this summer, organisers announced on Wednesday. It comes after the government this week announced a timetable for relaxing coronavirus restrictions. “Following the government’s recent announcement, we can’t wait to get back to the fields this summer. LET’S GO,” the organisers said in a tweet. The […]

Talking culture: Dior stands by Depp and hope for music festivals

In this week’s Talking Culture, our reporter Andrea Bolitho discusses some of the stories making the headlines this week. Dior standing by Depp Luxury goods company Christian Dior has said it will be keeping Johnny Depp as a brand ambassador, despite pressure to drop him after he lost a libel case linked to allegations he […]

Israel sponsoring film, music festivals in Istanbul

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 13 April 2018 A screenshot from the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art website shows ArtIsrael as a sponsor of the film festival.  Actors, directors and producers are boycotting the Istanbul Film Festival after it became known that the Israeli government is sponsoring it. “Just like the apartheid regime […]

Going Underground – Ep 572: Journalistic Intelligence vs. Gov Intelligence & Starmus Festivals fight against Fake News

Going Underground – Ep 572: Journalistic Intelligence vs. Gov Intelligence & Starmus Festivals fight against Fake News Going Underground with Afshin In this episode, we pay tribute Robert Perry, whose work was archived by the CIA after exposing de-facto British-backed U.S government smuggling of drugs and weapons around the world, and we speak to […]

Festivals in UK to allow revellers to test drugs before they take them

     Some of Britain’s biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them. For the first time this summer, Reading and Leeds festivals and a number of other live music events are aiming to introduce the testing of illegal drugs for attendees with the support of local police […]

Cameron condemns ‘xenophobic’ and ‘racist’ abuse after Brexit vote

David Cameron has condemned “despicable” xenophobic abuse after the EU referendum as figures suggested a 57% increase in reported incidents. The country would not stand for hate crime, the prime minister told MPs. “In the past few days we have seen despicable graffiti daubed on a Polish community centre, we’ve seen verbal abuse hurled against […]

Tom Friedman needs to get an inoculation (attacking BDS) before he can say how bad Israel is

Today Thomas Friedman weighs in on the political crisis in Israel, and echoes the apocalyptic view of Haaretz writers and liberal Zionists; Israel is destroying itself, and its future as a Jewish state is at risk. Friedman makes only one reference to Israel’s Jewishness in the article and it’s negative: Meanwhile, Israel sinks ever deeper […]

Concerts at Palmyra represent liberation, resilience, revival

The momentous Syrian-Russian liberation of world heritage site Palmyra on March 27, 2016, came and went with zero congratulations from world leaders who are supposedly fighting terrorism. Palmyra is an area that was subject to ten months of Da’esh (ISIS) occupation, slaughters, and destruction. When a delegation of foreign journalists went to Palmyra post-liberation, although […]

BP to buy Iranian crude oil

Following Royal-Dutch Shell oil industry company, British Petroleum has also initiated negotiations with NIOC on purchasing crude oil. Executive Director for International Affairs at National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Seyed Mohsen Ghamsari has confirmed the talks with the British company saying “in case of reaching an agreement, crude will be sold to BP in order […]

CBR Ep. 104: “Meet The New Copblockers”

Februray 3, 2016 This week on Copblock Radio our top story was brought to us by Ademo Freeman of Its the story of Steven Talley. Mr. Talley has been assaulted and charged with crimes later proven to be false, not once but twice. You can read the full story HERE. Next we hit on a video […]

Russia’s new national security strategy overview

Alwaght- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new version of Russia’s national security strategy on December 31, 2015. The u p d a t ed strategy indicates Moscow’s focus on heightening the Russian global influence and prestige, as well as strengthening the national unity in the country. Olga Oliker, a senior adviser and director […]

Spike Lee urges affirmative action in Hollywood, Michael Moore joins Oscar boycott

Lee, who was awarded an honorary Oscar in November, said on Tuesday Hollywood had fallen behind the worlds of music and sports, saying it makes sense businesswise for the movie and TV industry to reflect the racial diversity of the United States. “As I Said In My Honorary Oscar Acceptance Speech, It’s Easier For An […]

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