26th November 2014
Stations of the Cross
This critically-acclaimed film is divided into 14 chapters/Stations, each composed of a single shot. This fixed gaze fits well with the film’s attack on unwavering and unreflexive religious dogma.
24th November 2014
Relative Violence: on power and the place of women
Earlier this year, Oscar Pistorious received a five year jail sentence for culpable homicide. The short length of this sentence, and that he can apply for parole after serving ten months in jail, has led to much outrage. But much of this outrage, and almost all of the coverage of the trial, missed the central point that a woman was killed by her partner. Julie Stacey refocuses our attention on the levels of violence against women in South Africa, the factors that perpetuate it, and what can be done in the future.
21st November 2014
This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs the Climate
The long and the short of Klein’s analysis is that humanity has dug itself into a hole by an unfettered, consumer-driven, ‘extractivist’ economic model.
21st November 2014
The Imitation Game
G.K. Chesterton identified the biggest flaw in the concept of this well-crafted film: ‘the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head.’
14th November 2014
Think, love, challenge: the Jesuit martyrs’ legacy
Jennifer Knapp explains why the martyrs’ legacy is still urgently relevant in ‘post-war’ El Salvador, where the injustices that the Jesuits confronted have transformed rather than been resolved.
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