conflicts

When societies get militarised

Most people expect their government to provide them with a safe society, where one doesn’t have to live in fear of dangers, enemies and refugees.

A nuanced take on Boko Haram
[Women and the War on Boko Haram]

During the past three years, Hilary Matfess has interviewed a number of women who have been freed from Boko Haram captivity in northern Nigeria. She challenges the reader to take a more nuanced view of the group.

Raising women’s voices

Turkey's women's festival may be a drop in the ocean of the poisoned patriarchy that pollutes the world, but its part of a current that is growing in power, pace and spread.

America’s racism
[From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation]

In Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s insightful book, historical and contemporary consequences of racism are explored along with the promise of a new potential for Black liberation.

Aleppo’s fall from the inside
[Aleppo’s Fall]

Aleppo’s Fall documents the conflict in Syria from the ground, and gets dangerously close to the dramatic events as the country’s capitol is about to fall.

Nordic docs looking outside the region
[The Distant Barking of Dogs/The Deminer]

In quite different ways, two award-winning Nordic documentaries focus on war zones in other parts of the world outside of the Nordic region.

Rwanda’s calm after the storm
[Inkotanyi]

Inkontanyi by Christophe Cotteret is a detailed film about the history of internal conflict in Rwanda up to its situation today.

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.

On the road to war
[The coming war on China]

John Pilger’s documentary predicts a horrifying possibility: that China and the US are on the brink of war.

Rising pressure in the family
[The family]

Rok Bicek’s documentary explores the rising expectations of the family under the pressures of liberal capitalism.