Poem: Past


Kevin Higgins joins the Labour Party campaign for marginal seats in memory of James   Introduction In 'Past' – among other things – I remember my friend James who was an anti-poll...

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The Murky Coastal Waters of this Isle: New British Film Releases


Four new British films to catch on the big screen As election fever takes hold and a weary populace is asked to steer the country away from the current political decade, we at The Platform...

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Immigration, the Colour Bar and the Bristol Bus Boycott


The Bristol Bus Boycott should be remembered as a pivotal campaign that challenged racial discrimination in Britain, as we witness the Windrush generation face renewed challenges. In...

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Korean Cinema Scholars Preview the London Korean Film Festival of 2019


Three scholars preview the London Korean Film Festival for The Platform, which, this year, marks the centenary of the first Korean film made. The Korean Film Festival of 2019 marks...

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The Murder of Abrar Fahad and the Battle for Bangladesh’s Universities


The political murder of Abrar Fahad must be a tipping point towards a movement for change in Bangladesh’s universities. The shocking murder of Abrar Fahad, a promising student...

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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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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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