Tag Archives: Let’s Get Reel

On banning Rana Eid’s ‘Panoptic’: who will tell our stories?

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Over the past couple years, the Lebanese government’s censorship bureau has banned (and unbanned) an increasing number of films slated for a local release because they possess what the bureau perceives is content that directly jeopardises national safety and century-old, traditional mindsets. From Annabelle: Creation to The Post to Maroun Baghdadi and Danielle Arbid’s filmographies, not to mention the vehement avoidance

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On a year of blogging: lessons learned on movie blogging, the internet, and its population

Thousands of hits, thousands of visitors, almost 140 countries reached, and 365 days of blogging. Life As Told By Film started out as a New Year’s resolution I thought I wouldn’t keep up with, and for a second there, it became yet another thing left undone (then again, I can’t ever finish this, can I?), but here we are. This all started when a

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