The Hits and Misses from the 2021 BFI London Film Festival


Our film editor, Louis Bayman, tells us how the 65th BFI London Film Festival went down, including road movies and Halloween picks. This year was a truly classic edition of the London...

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Cine/Mobility: The Latin American Film Festival Erasing Borders


New perspectives on Latin American migration and movements in the Cine/Mobility festival – catch it online now. The online film festival ‘Cine/Mobility - Latin American cinema...

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Our Critics’ Picks for the BFI London Film Festival 2021


Louis Bayman and Halima Hassan preview the BFI London Film Festival of 2021 as it returns to cinemas this year. In-person screenings and gala events are back at this year’s BFI London...

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The Second Rise of the Taliban


As the Taliban capture Afghanistan at breakneck speed, locals are both fearful and cautiously optimistic.   A swift advance Events have rocked Afghanistan over the past...

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The Black Maternity Scandal: A Lens on Racial Disparity in Healthcare


Channel 4’s Dispatches missed out important factors on class and institutional racism in its brief exploration of maternity care experienced by Black women. As both a woman of colour...

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Sheikh Jarrah is Israel’s Self-Destruct Button


The Israeli colonial system is losing its lustre and legitimacy amid fresh evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, but violence spreads quickly beyond Jerusalem. The struggle in Sheikh Jarrah...

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Oprah, Optics and Oppression: What Meghan Markle's Interview Tells Us about the Iconography of Black Liberation


Meghan Markle’s famous television interview fits into a history of iconography of Black liberation, just as it exposes the inner workings of a white royal institution. For the first...

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