This 2016, why not expand your movie horizons beyond mainstream Hollywood or even Bollywood?
We at Global Voices are a diverse community, with members from all over the world. Often, movies produced in the countries we're from don't make it onto international festivals’ shortlists, and the rest of the movie-going world doesn't ever hear about them…
Let's try and change that! We're looking to compile a list of movies that would provide a little window into the regions where our GV community members are from. Think of it this way:
What movie would you recommend to someone who's about to travel to your country and is looking to get to know it a little better?
We're particularly looking for countries’ whose cinema isn't widely known abroad — but even if you're from a place like Iran or Mexico, whose cinema is famous internationally, you're welcome to participate! But try to think about a movie that a foreign cinephile probably hasn't heard of.
It doesn't have to be a recent production: be it from the 1950's or last year, what's important is that it's a good film!
We'll collect all the responses in a post and publish on the Global Voices main site. The deadline is Sunday, December 29.
To contribute, please share a few lines in a comment below this post, stating:
- Your name
- Where you live (city, country)
- Movie title, its year and country
- Short synopsis (two-line maximum)
- Why you recommend it
- If possible, a screenshot of the movie
- If the movie is available to stream online, a link to that