reviews

Auxiliary Verbs, the World and the Weather

The UN climate summits show a world where the nuances between should, must and will, can prove decisive for the outcome of negotiations.

Three stories on war

Three films draw a line between war and a parallel world, not of peace, but of a kind of limbo upon which war encroaches or that exists alongside the fighting.

Raiders of the Lost Archives

Unearthed footage helps documentary filmmakers offer alternative historical perspectives.

The Collateral Damage of Violence

The shadow of violence can stretch long and wide and these two films illustrate the indirect damage that continues long after direct violence has ceased.

Modern-Day Slave

Slavery is not dead. Here is one woman’s story of enslavement and the affect the filmmaker’s presence has on her life.

The Congo Tribunal

The new documentary by Milo Rau provides a platform for accountability on the battleground of the country of Congo.

The power of vanity

Nicolas Wadimoff's portrait of his old teacher, the Swiss intellectual and revolutionary Jean Ziegler, attempts to test convictions against realities.

The Deadly Heritage of Colonization

Sri Lanka: Cannes presents a documentary about the slaughter within the Tamil community during the civil war between the Tamils and the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka.

Snapshot of a Shattered Community

A final look at a dead way of life, Last Days in Shibati is a filmic record of a once thriving neighbourhood soon to be demolished to make way for development.

Re-humanizing refugees

With a calm and unobtrusive approach, filmmaker and anthropologist Laurent Van Lancker lets inhabitants of the now demolished Calais camp describe their separate society on their own terms.