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Shop Museyon … Worldwide

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Outside the US but want to order Museyon? We’re teaming up with stores around the world to get our guides to you.  If you’re in Japan, check out Kinokuniya, where you can get our Film + Travel guides for ¥1,607. Read More »

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Where can you find a recreation of two medieval villages and a palace that have been used over and over again in film? Hint: It’s not a Los Angeles back lot, but this production facility is the largest on its continent, and on par with its Hollywood counterparts. Answer after the jump. Read More »

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Q: Which film was released to coincide with a national tourism campaign? Answer after the jump… Read More »

Meet Museyon: Mikael Awake

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In the Museyon Guide to Film + Travel, Mikael Awake takes you beyond of the “Axis of Evil” for a look at Iran’s role in the global film industry. In addition to writing about film, Awake has also taken a turn behind the scenes. He is currently working on a screenplay about a travel agent who is afraid of flying, ... Read More »

Keeping it Real in Southern Africa

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  Southern Africa produces more internationally recognized films by African directors than its neighbors in the east and north, and among these films conflict is a recurring theme. From the slums of Soweto to the Kalahari Desert, Lee Middleton is your guide to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, and South Africa. About Your Guide: Lee Middleton has traveled and worked in 34 ... Read More »

Building Fantasies: East Africa in Film

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The vision of Africa as “the dark continent” was cemented in film history by films like 1951’s The African Queen, but that’s only a fraction of the role that the continent plays on film. From romanticized portrays of Africa’s natural splendor to the investigations into its recent history in Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland, the legacy of ... Read More »

A Long Time Ago…Far, Far Away—In Film: Tunisia

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  “It’s only a shame that beautiful Tunisia never plays itself,” begins Museyon Guide Lee Middleton’s tour of the north African nation of Tunisia. While it may not get top billing, Tunisia has stood in for other eras, and, in Star Wars, even filled in for other galaxies. About Your Guide: Lee Middleton has traveled and worked in 34 countries ... Read More »

An American in Morocco

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Directors are drawn to Morocco for its intoxicating blend of heat and chaos, so much so that Alfred Hitchcock chose to remake his own film The Man Who Knew Too Much, relocating it to the city of Marrakech. From the northern port of Casablanca—setting for one of the most beloved films of all time—to the city of Ouarzazate near the ... Read More »

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