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3 items from 2005

Bruce Lee Statue Vandalized

29 November 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A life-size bronze statue of Bruce Lee erected in the Bosnian city Mostar was vandalized only hours after being unveiled on Saturday. The life-size figure - which captures Lee in a defensive stance armed with nunchuks - was erected as both a symbolic protest against ethnic division and to mark what would have been the martial arts hero's 65th birthday on Sunday. However, by the following morning, the nunchuk's chain and one of its handles were missing and the statue was surrounded by empty wine and beer bottles. A Mostar police official says, "We have received reports that the statue has been damaged. We are currently investigating the incident." Veljo Dojcinovic, the park's keeper, blames the damage on a group of teenagers: "I heard a loud bang but I was alone and I couldn't stop them. Police should have been more agile. They know that hooligans visit this park regularly." »

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Bruce Lee Statue To Promote Ethnic Tolerance in Bosnia

15 September 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Martial arts legend Bruce Lee is to be immortalized in the Bosnian city Mostar after officials decided to erect a statue of him as a symbolic protest against ethnic division. The Enter The Dragon icon was chosen to be the subject for the life-sized bronze statue because he is seen as a hero people of all backgrounds. Mostar was reduced to rubble during the fierce fighting which took place in the former Yugoslavia between 1992 and 1995 as Croats, Bosnians and Serbs struggled for control of the city. When the statue is finished next year it will take pride of place in a city center park. »

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Fantasia Film Fest: Part IV

14 July 2005 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- There are 4 newly added films to the festival, which are Reeker, Way of the Dragon, Way of the Director and Fist of Fury (also known as The Chinese Connection). Check them out! After blowing audiences away at South By Southwest and The Tribeca Film festival, the critically acclaimed American horror film Reeker will be getting its Canadian Premiere on the 25th of July at 19:40 in the Hall Theatre, Way of the Director Hosted by director Tomoko Matsunashi on the 19th of July at 21:55 in the J.A. De Sève Theatre, Way of the Dragon on the 23rd of July at 12:30pm in the J.A. De Sève Theatre, and Fist of Fury, Hosted By Bruce Lee’S Co-star Nora Miao, on the 25th of July at 17:20 in the Hall Theatre. This will be a video projection of a restored master. Also, there will be an »

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