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America’s Native Prisoners of War: photographic documentary

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/aaron_huey.html Since becoming interested in the plight of Aboriginal Australians forced into reservations in a country they once owned, I have frequently drawn comparisons with the Native Americans in the US. Drawing ethnographic comparisons between nations, although their histories may have developed in different places and on different timescales, helps us see where we went … Continue reading

欢迎来到香港: Welcome to Hong Kong

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/02/welcome-hong-kong-2014222165512984842.html This Al-Jazeera Witness documentary was first broadcast in February 2014 and I am very glad it was. The fact that another film has been made about the issues surrounding housing in Hong Kong means that there is growing awareness that the issue exists, and more acknowledgement that the governing bodies of Hong Kong’s public … Continue reading

A World Not Ours

David Ben-Gurion famously said of the Palestinians that “one day the old will die and the young will forget”. But how does one forget when one’s entire existence centers around the notion that one will eventually be able to return home to one’s own country? This is one of the ideas tackled in Mahdi Fleifel’s … Continue reading

One Day in the Life of a Men’s Monastery

The monastery of St Simon the Zealot Hieromonk Andrei is in the disputed Caucasian region of Abkhazia but the monks who live here, on the surface, are blissfully unaware of the political struggle which hangs over this voiceless documentary. The morning clouds open up and the sun shines through, reaching down to the almost painfully … Continue reading