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“Nothingwood” by Sonia Kronlund

By Lev Myshkin

Hollywood! Bollywood! Nollywood! Nothingwood! A gem of a documentary that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm. A wry look at the Afghan film industry through the life and career of Salim Shaheen.

 

Erdoğan: prophetic leader or political suicide?

By Daniel Petcu

If Erdoğan persists in his callous quest, it will only be a matter of time before he succumbs to increasing economic pressure that will threaten to leave the country destitute. ...

Arms bazaar: needs wars, eats lives

By Paul Rogers

A world of conflict and fear means boom time for big military companies. Wars and rumours of wars require constant supplies, and this is where that perennial of human activity, ...

Victory at last

By Tom Engelhardt

In America’s wars, failure is the new success. Three generals stand alone, except for President Trump’s own family members, at the pinnacle of power in Washington. Our losing wars, ...

Yemen: a tragic tale of humanitarian hypocrisy

By Anastasia Kyriacou

Humanitarian crises around the world will fail to be resolved if the providers of aid are also the perpetrators of the conflict.

Arts & Culture

The meaning of Dunkirk

By David Elstein

David Elstein, director of three episodes of the seminal "The World At War" series, finds Dunkirk to be a powerful film but one shorn of historical context. Here he fills ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art

Docfilmfest

Docfilmfest

Travel Writing

Across the Namibian Desert

Accompanying us each day was the sun's flaming orb, rising each morning and setting each night - an unvarying ball ...

Travel Writing

Istanbul: The City of Four Seasons

"Istanbul is a city defined by water because its parts are separated by water. But the Bosporus is not merely ...

Political Tours

Political Tours