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Another Round

Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skarderud once hypothesized the idea that human beings are born with a blood alcohol level 0,5% too low. The theory was not exactly praised, but rather much condemned. Facing the public’s attacks, Skarderud did not continue to develop his hypothesis, which thus remained untested. 20 years later, Skarderud’s philosophy landed in Danish […]

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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

It’s Christmas day.  She’s waiting for him like every other day since his departure to the mine. Only today he will arrive – it’s Christmas day.  Mantoa is in her eighties. She is a widow and has lost both her daughter and her granddaughter too. As she stands outside her home, observing the youth return […]

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Just 6.5

Just 6.5 (Metri Shesh-o Nim) (2019) kicks off with an uneasy persecution through chaotic Tehran, and appears to end in tragedy. Further in the film, however, we realise that the persecution does not end at the initial chase, but rather continues all throughout the movie and beyond. Just 6.5 is a constant game in which […]

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Prison for Profit (2019)

In 2001, South Africa’s first privately run correctional facility, the Mangaung Prison, was opened. G4S, the British multi-billion dollar company, committed to providing a service with the highest standards of justice and care, humane treatment and suitable facilities. However, on execution year zero they realized already that it was a task too expensive.  There is […]

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House of Hummingbird

House of Hummingbird (2018) depicts an anxious South Korea, which in 1994 is racing towards a fast development, a neoliberalist vice of globalization and quantitative, rather than qualitative, improvement. In this race, just like in any other, losses are presented. Failures and consequences are well visualized by the collapse of the Seongsu Bridge. Bora Kim […]

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Atlantique

Atlantique (2019) by Mati Diop jjj jjj Ada, Dior and Fanta by the ocean grieving the departure of Souleiman and the boys. Dialogue extracted from the film. Written by Martine Wu

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