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Bullet hole

Over the weekend, I watched Bullet Hole by Gloria Williams, directed by Lara Genovese, for the second time. It was still just as moving the first time I watched it – this play hits the heart in terms of showing…

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A rebel in Gaza

A Rebel in Gaza is the memoir of Asmaa al-Ghoul, a courageous war reporter who was born and raised in the Rafah Refugee Camp in Gaza. In this memoir, Asmaa tells her story of living and growing up in the…

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“This courage will not be defeated”

A review of ‘3 Seconds Divorce’ Three Seconds Divorce is exactly what its name entails: a documentary about the so-called ‘Islamic’ practice, recently banned in India, whereby a husband pronounces ‘Talaq’ or ‘Divorce’ three times in a single occasion. Three…

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Terror princesses and mourning mothers

‘Women and Terrorism: A gendered study’ review What makes a woman jeopardise her life and the lives of her children through engaging in violent extremism? The most common answers claim she is weak, manipulated or brain-washed, but these are superficial,…

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Poet in a wasteland

Director Shahin Parhami’s fourth documentary Shahrzaad’s Tale focusses upon Iran’s first female director, Shahrzaad (the stage-name of Kobra Amin-Saïdi), one of the stars of the pre-revolutionary FilmFarsi genre, who was also a poet, autodidact and dancer. It provides a lyrical…

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