Capernaum: give children the right to speak up

  Director Nadine Labaki, also starring as the 12 year-old Zain’s lawyer, powerfully speaks up and on behalf of children’s rights with her fourth feature Capernaum. Picked up for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination and winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2018, Labaki's Capernaum is an astonishing portrait of children in today’s… Continue reading Capernaum: give children the right to speak up

Independent spirit: 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest

Continuing its reputation as the biggest international documentary film festival in UK, the 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomed documentarians and activists from the public domain with a fierce independent spirit this year.   The past is always with us. But who wants to live in an antique shop? - Ian McShane in How We Used To Live… Continue reading Independent spirit: 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest

Monument and memory: Jean-Luc Godard

The recent proliferation of social, personal and reflexive documentaries that has seen a range of experimental approaches towards found footage editing, has increased the frequency of essay films leading towards the innovation of a new factual form of filmmaking.   Historians don’t search, they find. To shield all these images from language means to actually… Continue reading Monument and memory: Jean-Luc Godard