The Platform Preview to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London, 2019


Under surveillance and in search for equality – our editorial team delve into the subject matter of this year’s Human Rights Watch (HRW) film festival with a review of five festival...

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Poem: February Finds Me Struck Down With Flu


February finds me struck down with flu. Between the sneezing and spring cleaning my room I text a French teacher friend who’s off-work too. He was born in northern Lille: If he takes...

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Working Class Britain: Hold Your Head High for Not “Making It”


Working class culture and heritage are things to be proud of What I hear more and more these days, whether from politicians, social commentators or just liberal facebookers, is this...

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If Beale Street Could Talk: An Unusual Protest Film


Barry Jenkins takes the magic of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk to produce a film that elevates young black love amidst rising mass incarceration of 1970s USA * Contains...

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Facing Extinction: New Book Explores the Ongoing Genocide of the Rohingya


A meticulous, fact-based and historical approach to the ongoing Rohingya genocide  From 25 August 2017, as the horror of the brutal ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s long-persecuted...

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Dramas of Affection and Enslavement in Roma and The Second Mother


Latin American cinema gets to grips with the legacy of colonialism Winner of Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and new Netflix release, Roma is the latest film directed by Mexican...

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The Tides Are Turning: Climate Optimism for 2019


Despite the headlines, the past year was a turning point for climate action. Even for those who don’t regularly engage with or care about so-called ‘green issues’, you’d...

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