The News Review:
- Safer Baghdad rolls out red carpet for film festival
- Kwanzaa festival begins today
- Film festival inaugurated
Safer Baghdad rolls out red carpet for film festival
Reuters AlertNet – Dec 26, 2007
0 article title –>Safer Baghdad rolls out red carpet for film festival26 Dec 2007 17:06:09 GMTSource: Reuters. 0 article title end –>. There was even a red carpet rolled out but guests to the event last held in 2005 had to be body-searched three times before they were allowed to walk down it. Despite a sharp drop in violence in Iraq since June the directors of the 40 foreign films at the festival stayed away. Some were keen to come but were discouraged by organisers anxious to avoid any risk of the event grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons. "Some of the directors wanted to come because of Baghdad’s improved security but we don’t want to be surprised (by an attack).
Kwanzaa festival begins today
News & bserver – Dec 26, 2007
comp –>DURHAM CUNTY CELEBRATINSCELEBRATE KWANZAA: A week-long celebration 7:30 nightly Hayti Heritage Center 804 ld Fayetteville St. 1 program begins at 2 p. with The African American Dance Ensemble; free;.
Film festival inaugurated
Hindu – Dec 26, 2007
Speaking at the launch actor Madhavan urged residents to preserve the environment. “People now know more about AIDS and smoking. But they must also know that polluting our environment by way of using plastic and other various such materials should be completely avoided. ”He said the festival organised by the International Tamil Film Academy and Seventh Channel would go a long way in not only promoting good cinema but also serving the society in a better way. Pyramid Saimira director Swaminathan said they would help ‘Seventh Channel’ Narayanan conduct the festival in a grand manner.