Celebrating the Miners: The Historic Tradition of a Working Class Community Lives On


Director Daniel Draper documents the beginnings of British socialism as we know it through the Durham Miners’ Gala. In an era when Donald Trump announces policy by Twitter and Boris...

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LGBT Refugee Cinema, Queer Politics and Human Rights: ‘Mr Gay Syria’


Ayse Toprak’s award-winning film complicates our understanding of both the refugee crisis and LGBT human rights movements. Directed by Turkish filmmaker Ayse Toprak, the documentary...

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Darkness Descends on Sao Paulo


The sight of the burning Amazon rainforest and the dark smoke descending on Brazilian cities brings President Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environment policies closer to home. On the 19th...

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And She Was Loved: Remembering Toni Morrison, Builder of Worlds


How Toni Morrison taught us to build the world in the midst of ashes The literary world lost its most important writer of the past century this month when Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate...

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Poem: To the Boys Who Carried Out the Ballybrit Mosque Attack


You wish you could waddle up the Monivea Road like Lord Haw Haw wearing a scar the length of your jaw you got fighting communists but cut yourself shaving once and didn’t like...

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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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