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St George’s Square Transformed Into Film Set

St George’s Square Transformed Into Film Set
Jun 24 2024 Share

St. George’s Square in Valletta was transformed into an extraordinary film set for the Mediterrane Film Festival, showcasing the remarkable talents of local artists and the Malta Film Commission in recreating realistic film sets.

The square featured multiple iconic monuments and even a replica of the famous Maltese statue of La Valette, turning the iconic Pjazza into a scene straight out of a Roman film, complete with a shipwreck centerpiece.

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The Mediterrane Film Festival is a celebration of film and creativity that brings together the best from the Mediterranean region and beyond. Established in 2023, this annual event is hosted in the beautiful islands of Malta, aiming to unite countries, foster collaboration, create opportunities, and share a collective passion for film.

 

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The festival runs from the 22nd to the 30th of June, featuring a variety of events, including masterclasses and numerous screenings.

This year’s festival promises to be a vibrant gathering of filmmakers, artists, and enthusiasts, all converging to celebrate the art of cinema. Attendees can expect to engage in insightful masterclasses, where industry experts share their knowledge and experience.

Additionally, the festival offers a platform for local talent to shine, as evidenced by the stunning recreations in St. George’s Square.

For more information, you can find more information on the Mediterrane Film Festival here.

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Tamika Urges More Mental Health Awareness

Tamika Urges More Mental Health Awareness
Jun 24 2024 Share

During yesterday’s Love Island Malta episode, Tamika opened up about her own experiences with mental health struggles, explaining how after being very alone at school and at home she had an attempt at the age of 14.

She drew attention to how many people pretend to be okay but are in fact struggling, highlighting how it’s usually people who are smiling the most or making the most jokes.

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She said that maybe it’s time to speak about it and bring more attention towards this topic, saying later that ‘things do get better, and that its natural in life to experience ups and downs about a lot of situations.’

If you or someone you know is facing mental health struggles, please do not hesitate to reach out – 1770.

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Kyonne Opens Up About His Childhood & Father’s Past

Kyonne Opens Up About His Childhood & Father's Past
Jun 24 2024 Share

On an emotional episode of Love Island Malta, Kyonne opened up about his experience with his late father, who died in April after spending 5 months in hospital following an attempt at taking his own life.

Kyonne expressed how much he and his mother went through, how he used to go to school with tears in his eyes and what bullying he faced over his father’s troubled past.

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He described his mother as a very strong woman whose presence made everything better during these challenges.

 

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Kyonne also expressed how proud he is of himself for having chosen the right path, saying that these experiences helped shape him into the man he is today.

Kyonne’s father Keith was handed a four year prison sentence after beating up a woman in her home in 2018. He was also separately accused of assaulting another woman by hitting her with a metal rod amongst other things.

Days after being sentenced for his first crime, Gravina harmed himself whilst in prison. Despite surviving the ordeal, he died last April after spending 5 months in hospital. A Times of Malta interview gave Kyonne the space to open up about the experience ahead of the release of the new season of Love Island Malta.

If you or someone you know is facing mental health struggles, please do not hesitate to reach out – 1770.

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Starlink Satelettie Baffles Maltese Islands

Starlink Satelettie Baffles Maltese Islands
Jun 24 2024 Share

Various videos and photos sent to this newsroom show the moment the Maltese islands were baffled by a string of lights and objects racing across the sky.

And while it is fun to speculate about the possibility of this being some UFO sighting, the sighting had to do with Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite project.

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For those who may not be familiar with Starlink, it is a revolutionary satellite system created by SpaceX with the goal of providing high-speed internet to even the most remote locations on Earth.

The satellites are launched into orbit in batches, and have a long term plan to deploy a constellation of up to 42,000 satellites to provide global coverage.

Did you spot these satellites?

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Source: Jan Theimer

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