Land, Loss and Love at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019


This year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest brought us experimental new masterpieces in storytelling and cinematography, with narratives highlighting the struggle to navigate a rapidly changing...

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Frank Crichlow and the Mangrove


Frank Crichlow created safe spaces for black people in London including the biggest performers of his day, but he was compelled to stand up to state targeting and police harassment....

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The Hunt: A Cold Harvest Festival Brought to Stage


A child abuse allegation in a small town leaves loyalties unclear in this new production by the Almeida. Almeida Theatre’s latest offering, The Hunt, is an adaptation of the highly...

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Olive Morris: The Challenger, The Talawa


Olive Morris (26 June 1952 – 12 July 1979) was a political activist in Brixton, London, and in Moss Side, Manchester, described as a “challenger”. On her birthday this week, we remember...

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Poem: Waiting for Boris


after Constantine Cavafy What are they waiting for, the archbishops and casino owners clutching their bags of cocaine, the barman at Wetherspoons eyeing the clock, and the little...

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The Iraqi Road to Exile: Koutaiba Al-Janabi’s 30 Years from Home


“All roads take me into exile, all roads take me away from Baghdad. I am looking for the borders of countries and stories of passers through. We believed our exile would be short.”...

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The Platform Preview to the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, 2019


Our editorial team takes a look at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, ‘Ways of Seeing’, with a review of six festival picks – from new explorations of the refugee crisis to intimate...

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