BFI LFF Perspectives: Confronting the Wicked Past


Stunning landscapes, aching nostalgia and confronting the past at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, as reviewed by five of our writers.   THE SONG OF SCORPIONS Dir....

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Preview: Young Adult Literature Weekender at Southbank Centre


Nelli Kirla explores the London Literature Festival with a great line-up next weekend It is time for the annual London Literature Festival. Dive into the world of words. Southbank...

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Guns, Whiteness and the “Lone Shooter” Lie


Historically racialised and narrowed language is curbing self-reflection and positive mobilisation in the United States In the hours and days following the worst mass shooting in modern...

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Thrilling Journeys of Perseverance at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival


The 61st BFI London Film Festival offers sinister realities and images of beautiful desolation for a range of viewing tastes It’s that most magical time of the year again. For nearly...

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Cruel Escapes in The Road to Mandalay


Genres collide and friendships are amplified in this new tale that follows the violent road of migration by Taiwan-based filmmaker Midi Z The Road to Mandalay is the fourth film...

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Born a Crime, Raised an Icon: Trevor Noah’s Powerful Autobiography


Deftly woven and wittily presented Born A Crime is a cathartic narrative of the complexity of a fractured post-apartheid South Africa An “autobiographical comedy” is how Trevor...

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Myanmar's Enemy Within: The Illusion of Diversity and the Spread of Fear


Exclusive extract from new book by Francis Wade exploring the persecution of Myanmar’s religious minorities  Not so long ago, a visitor to an immigration office in Myanmar will...

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