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HOLLYWOOD SETS ITS SIGHT ON THE THIRD WORLD

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                The interest of Hollywood towards third world countries is this: culture teeming with untold stories and cheaper venues and labor.                 You’ve heard of films shot in Canada and less expensive states like Michigan, but with the US economy on a tailspin what does it mean for filmmakers here?                 Many Hollywood executives have looked overseas to keep the profits rolling in and the cash inside their o...

Seeing the Third World Through Fresh Eyes

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In the world of entertainment today, mainly speaking of film, it's a tough place to find originality. Hollywood films are losing that touch of creativity. It may not seem so when it comes to applying the technological advances in the art. When it comes to story, plot, characters, it seems as if we've heard it all before. So what do we turn to? Mainstream Hollywood is losing its touch, it's time to look into independent film festivals where we could find the filmmakers of today, living ...

The Art of Film

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Within the 20th century and now through the beginning decades of the 21st century, during times of hardship and struggle several things remained constant -most of which comes in the form of art, and filmmaking could be seen as one of those art forms. During America's Great Depression in the 1930s, movies gave the people hope and strength to move forward in life. It helped them better understand what was happening around them. Movies have the ability to change a person's views of life and...

Insight to Third World Issues

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The Third World International Film Festival is here to help open people’s eyes by allowing filmmakers to bring their stories forward and educate the masses all over the world about what is happening in third world nations. Bringing out issues of poverty, oppression, extortion along with stories of overcoming these problems and how people live their through their lives, can give us, the viewing audience, insight to their lives and show us the many different views from within the differe...

Why a Third World Film Festival?

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The effects of the global economy meltdown have sent a lot of developed countries scrambling to stay afloat. Everything they are experiencing now is nothing new to the third world where poverty, unemployment, poor education, disease, corruption, and crime have remained rampant. Suddenly, developed nations relate more to stories frequently associated with third world countries.   This did not go unnoticed by talented filmmakers who continuously raise the bar and maintain a keen s...

Africa Light / Gray Zone

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www.africa-light.com A film by Tino Schwanemann. Music by Steffen Greisiger & The Film Orchestra Babelsberg.   Synopsis: Africa is full of nature’s colors. A colorful experience! The social, political and economical problems of the continent, however, are unsaturated. Neither black nor white, but endless gray. "Africa Light" - as white local citizens call Namibia. The name suggests romance, the beauty of nature and promises a life witho...

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Symbolic Shortfilm This shortfilm exploits the idea of an underlying meaning in the tense vibe between three people, interacting with each other on a badminton arena. Two of them plays the game while the third is a spectator, altering the player’s intention with the game.

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