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Greece to screen asylum seekers, oust law breakers: official

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Greece will screen immigrants living in the country to determine who is entitled to asylum and expel those who break the law, a junior minister said on Saturday.

“The people who meet the conditions for return will return home,” deputy labour minister Anna Dalara told Flash Radio.

“Whatever the case, if there is law-breaking behaviour they will receive their tickets and they will leave,” she said.

Greek authorities say a surge in arrivals by thousands of would-be immigrants and asylum seekers has stretched the country’s capacity to breaking point.

The Socialist government recently announced plans to erect a 12.5-kilometre (eight-mile) wire fence along a stretch of its northeastern border with Turkey that is commonly used by traffickers to deposit their human cargo.

Athens has also pledged to step up asylum examinations to clear a backlog of some 47,000 applicants, many of them awaiting approval for years.

Rights groups have repeatedly criticised Greece for failing to provide adequate shelter and support to people fleeing conflict in Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

Would-be immigrants and asylum seekers are currently kept in squalid and congested detention centres and police cells for months.

Most are then released with an administrative order to leave the country. Some try to book illegal passage to other European countries but the majority end up on the street, destitute and at risk from criminal gangs.


Source: SGGP

Japanese features, anime to screen

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 12:08 am

Japanese features, anime to screen

QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:14 (GMT+7)

Japanese director Nobuhiro Doi’s latest film Hanamizuki is one of ten films scheduled to show in competition at the first Vietnam International Film Festival, which runs until Oct. 21 in Hanoi.

Hanamizuki is a romantic drama which tells the story of high school student Sae Hirasawa, played by Yui Aragaki, who lives a simple life with her mother in a peaceful northern fishing town but dreams of a life overseas.

She meets two special men in her life. One is another high school boy who she falls in love with. They encourage each other to pursue their dreams, even as their dreams pull them apart. The other man is an upperclassman who shares her same dreams.

Doi, with the support of the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange, is scheduled to arrive on Oct. 19 to attend the festival and conduct question and answer sessions about the film.

Born April 11, 1964 in Hiroshima Prefecture , Doi began as director for the hit TBS television series Good Luck!! in 2003 and Orange Days in 2004 until striking it big with the 48 million USD box office hit Be With You the same year, his directorial film debut.

Hanamizuki was released in Japan in August and is his third feature film.
My Darling Is a Foreigner, the directorial debut by Kazuaki Ue, will also compete for the festival’s top prize.

Eatrip by Yuri Nomura, and Mental by Kazuhiro Soda will compete in the documentary and short film categories, respectively. Mental won the Best Documentary Award at the Pusan International Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival in 2008.

Japanese animation will also make a showing at the festival with Summer Wars (2009) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), both directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Both films have received numerous awards not only in Japan but throughout the world, including the Best Animation Award at the Japan Academy Awards in 2007 (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and in 2010 (Summer Wars).

Source: VNA

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HCMC to screen int’l films for free

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:00 am

A series of movies from around the globe will be screened for free at the French Institute of Cultural Exchange in Ho Chi Minh City from March 13 to April 12.


Canadian action movie “Les Doigts Croches” will screen for free in HCMC along with several other international films over the coming weeks (Photo: IDECAF)
Thirteen international films, including movies from France, Canada and Switzerland will be shown at the city’s Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (Idecaf), organizers announced March 9.
Highlights of the “Month of Movies” include screenings of the films Dung dot (Don’t Burn) from Vietnam, Entre les murs (Between the Walls) from France, and the action movie Les Doigts Croches (Sticky Fingers) from Canada.
Vietnamese filmmaker Dang Nhat Minh’s Dung Dot is the deeply moving story about Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, a female physician who refused to give up her faith in humanity and hope for peace even in the midst of wartimes.
Entre les murs by French filmmaker Laurent Cantet is the touching tale of a young French teacher named Francois who strives to change the lives of his wayward students.
Canadian Ken Scott’s Les Doigts Croches, meanwhile, features exciting action sequences as a group of old friends carry out a heist and pocket millions. However, only one gets away while the rest embark on a pilgrimage to prove they’ve changed their criminal ways.
All movies will feature French and Vietnamese subtitles.
For further information, please contact IDECAF at 31 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1 or phone    (84) 3829 5451.

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Three local films to screen at Asia-Pacific film fest

In Vietnam Culture on December 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

Three Vietnamese films including Dung dot (Don’t Burn), Trang noi day gieng (The Moon at the Bottom of the Well), and Choi voi (Adrift) will be shown at the 2009 Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Kaosiung City, Taiwan  ( China ) from December 17-20.

Poster of the film Trang noi day gieng (The Moon at the Bottom of the Well)
Two documentaries, Bai ca tren dinh Ta Nung (A song on Ta Nung Mountain) and Loi nguyen cau (Prayer) will also screen, according to the Department of Movies of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The movie Dung dot, produced by the Vietnam Cinema Association, won the prestigious Golden Lotus Prize and an award chosen by the judging panel and media at the 16th Vietnam Film Festival last week. It will also represent Vietnam in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. Written and directed by Dang Nhat Minh, Dung dot tells the story of Dang Thuy Tram, a heroic army doctor who loves her country.

Trang noi day gieng, meanwhile, won the Silver Lotus Prize at the Vietnam Film Festival. In September last year, the film’s star Hong Anh won “Best Actress” at the Asia-Africa Awards during the fifth Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates. It was also screened at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 in the Netherlands in February,  and at the
Busan International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea in August 2008.

The film Choi voi, which has been praised by critics for the creativeness shown by young director Bui Thac Chuyen, took the 16th Vietnamese film festival’s “Best Director” award.  It also won the Fipresci International Critics’ Prize at the 66th Venice Film Festival in September and screened around the world at other international film fests in Toronto, Busan, London, Fukuoka and Bangkok.

Director Nguyen Vinh Son and actor Hoang Cao De of the film Trang noi day gieng; and actress Minh Huong who starred in Dung dot, will travel to Taiwan for the 2009 Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

First held in 1954, the event is held annually in an Asian country designated by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific (FPA).

This year’s 53rd international film festival will be attended by 21 FPA member countries.

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