Astra Zoldnere 9 POSTS
Zoldnere is a Latvian film director, curator and publicist. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.

Articles:

«The power of the Mafia is institutionalised»

MAFIA: Modern Times Review met the Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia in the Berlinale Lounge to talk about her photographic work and the Italian Mafia today.

Walls of fear

The Border Fence draws out the anxieties and fears of a community in the grip of a shifting political landscape, provoking unavoidable parallels with an increasingly divisive Europe.

The apocalyptic face of capitalism

The shocking reality of Ghana’s electronic waste dump Sodom reveals the truth about our unending need for the newer and better in Western consumerism.

Kids of Neoliberalism

How «Generation Y» got fooled by the neoliberal promise.

Saying goodbye to analog film

Cinema Futures is both a poetic farewell to a disappearing medium and a complex analysis of the mixed aspects of digital revolution.

Fresh perspectives from Oberhausen

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen offers an oasis of innovative, experimental and artistic film.

The structural cruelty of American prisons

Marc Morjé Howard’s book provides a shocking picture of America’s treatment of convicts through a detailed comparison of the European and American Prison systems.

Useful idiots

Sergei Loznitsa’s most recent film contrasts the sombre with the celebratory at the yearly pro-Russia gathering on Victory Day at the Soviet Memorial in Berlin.

Dehumanized nationalism

When the war comes reveals not only the increasing threat we are facing from far-right groups, but also the vulnerability of our constitutional systems.
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