The Human Cost of an Environmental Disaster: 'Guarding the Forest' at the Native Spirit Indigenous Film Festival


Max Baring’s new documentary film recounts the struggles of the indigenous peoples who live in the Amazon, after the burning of the rainforests gained international attention. The...

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The Platform Preview to the BFI London Film Festival, 2019


Changing cities and fantastical worlds lie beyond the star-studded galas and British talent on display at this year’s BFI London Film Festival The 63rd edition of the BFI London...

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Poem: Febrile


“I am the Empire in the last of its decline.” Paul Verlaine I am Britain in the final orgasm of its fall, that watches the confident Scots and Irish pack their bright new suitcases and...

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The Exonerated Five: How Ava DuVernay Captured a Harrowing History and Captivated Netflix Audiences


Ava DuVernay’s moving mini-series broke Netflix records and portrayed the very real consequences of a centuries-old racist myth. Upon learning of the success of her 2019 Netflix...

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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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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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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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