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Unreliable narrative in documentary film

A few short thoughts: From Monastery to Catwalk: The Miss Tibet Beauty Pageant is a short documentary raising many important issues surrounding Tibetan politics as well as women in Tibet. For all its positives, however, it does nothing to sell Tibetan culture as one that behaves fairly towards women, mostly due to the main character … 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

Once Upon a Rooftop

Last week I visited a friend in Hong Kong who showed me a news article she had read entailing the lives of people who live in cages in Kowloon on the Hong Kong mainland. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, and with this comes the problem of housing. … Continue reading

Kampf um Kärnten/Fight for Carinthia

Carinthia, Austria, is a very interesting international region, although some of its older residents might not like to think of it that way. On October 10th 1920 Carinthia held a plebiscite to decide whether it would remain part of Austria or give itself over to Slovenia, as it was home to a huge number of … Continue reading

Seoul Train

Seoul Train is a documentary about North Korean refugees which I saw a long time ago, but rarely a conversation or thought about NK goes by when I don’t think about this film. The Underground Railroad is a secret organisation which helps North Koreans prepare to escape to South Korea. Although millions of won are … Continue reading