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


Walls of fear
(The Border Fence)

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
(Welcome to Sodom)

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
(Millennials and the moments that made Us)

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

Saying goodbye to analog film
(Cinema Futures)

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
(Beyond Cinema)

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

The structural cruelty of American prisons
(Unusually Cruel)

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
(Victory Day (Den’ Pobedy))

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 (Až přijde válka))

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.