US embassy protests against anti-Muslim film spread

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Hundreds of protesters stormed the US Embassy in Yemen and a second wave tried to reach the US Embassy in Cairo a day after a first protest there, against an amateur film mocking Islam, filmed in the US. A group of Egyptian ministers has asked the Obama administration to take action against […]

Jet d’eau: improve your French, impress your guests, add a souvenir

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The jet d’eau has been Geneva’s most famous symbol for 120 years, and if you live in the area you undoubtedly make sure all your out-of-town guests visit it. But how much do you really know about it? The company that was hired by Sig, Geneva’s industrial services company, which owns the […]

Red Cross messages film takes award in Houston

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – “25 words”, a low-budget first documentary by Liu Shen about three sisters who shared Red Cross messages during the second world war, has taken a bronze medal at the WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world. He began the film shortly after one of the sisters, […]

The Very Short Film Festival (Festival Très-Courts)

The International Very Short Film Festival (Festival des Très Courts), it’s an event without borders, with screenings held during three days simultaneously in nearly eighty cities in Switzerland, France, and 14 other countries.

Geneva to become world capital in fight against death penalty

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The International Commission Against the Death Penalty (ICDP), established in Madrid one year ago by the Spanish government with strong support from Switzerland, is moving its head office to Geneva next week, the group has announced. The move coincides with World Day Against the Day Penalty 11 October, which will be highlighted […]

Zurich film festival lineup will include USA’s “The Help”

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Ten world premieres and 96 films from around the world will feature during the Zurich Film Festival 22 September to 2 October and the lineup includes several big names in the cinema world. The opening night film is “Contagion” by Steven Soderbergh, starring Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Kate […]

Outdoor movies: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Still a few more movies under the stars. This time in Grottes. Cancelled in case of rain.

US committee asks if filmmakers accessed Bin Laden death footage

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The US House of Representatives homeland security committee looks set to investigate claims by a New York Times columnist that Sony Pictures is producing a film about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 and that the filmmakers have had access to US government footage of the raid. Maureen […]

Genocide victims’ bones found at Rwanda Hotel

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The badly decomposed remains of 15 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi population in Rwanda have been found at the Hotel Tech in the district of Remere in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Authorities were told of the bodies in May and the process of exhuming them began in mid-July. […]

Harry Potter takes a final premiere bow

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Harry Potter opened to crowds of fans in New York Monday 11 July, for the last time. The premiere of the latest and last of the record-breaking films, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” opened at Lincoln Center. The movie premiered last week in London. Links to other sites: AsiaOne […]