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Get to know the short film: MY NAME IS JOAN, 30min, USA, Documentary

Played at the Documentary Short Film Festival on the Thursday August 31, 2017 “My Name is Joan” tells the story of Susan Drew, a woman who was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and … Continue reading

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IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE – What the critics are saying about it!

89% of critics like this movie. In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition … Continue reading

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Get to know the film: GAYROUTH 31min., France/Lebanon, Documentary

Playing at the Thur. Nov. 24th Film Festival GAYROUTH 31min., France/Lebanon, Documentary Directed by Charbel Raad To be gay in Beirut, one of the most open minded capitals in the Middle East, which is sinking in the era of repressions, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: WHORE’S GLORY (2011) Documentary

‘Whores’ Glory’ pulls in a triptych of stories from Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico to document the lives of those working in the sex trade – and the similarities and differences of their situations. The opening third, set in a Bangkok club where women are selected from a glass-panelled “fish tank” is the most coherent, and also the lightest (if anything in this film can be called “light”). The women titter and gossip, playing dress-up and comparing notes, all while being observed and chosen by leering male clients. Continue reading

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