political-ethical essays

The press as «fake news»

The press as fake news is nothing new. According to the Danish Philosopher Søren Kirkegaard, the press is fake news almost by definition.

Artificial intelligence

Totalitarian? At the Partner Forum in Oslo, we got to learn that Orwell was wrong.

Day and Night in Ukraine: two short discoveries

Two of the most distinctive and notable of the premieres at Rotterdam, concerned Ukraine. One xx and the other urban to its very core.

A female role model

A new year, new opportunities. 17 years ago, Charlotte Horton left the UK for Italy, where she’s devoted her time to restoring Potentino castle. We meet to discuss the ecological attitude to life, local traditions, democracy and micro-politics.

The Struggle for Admission

EDUCATION: Claire Simon’s documentary about the admissions process at the French film school La Femis provides a fascinating insight into the competition going on behind the screens.

Women’s Rights to Self-determination Have Lost Ground

USA 2017: A documentary about what happens when the rights to the uterus becomes the subject of a political and religious power struggle, and those who actually own the uterus becomes the victim of the struggle.

Memory and Archive

Memory is a central aspect of cinema.

Revolution and Power

OCTOBER 1917: What can books and films tell us about the 1917 revolutions?

Revolution now!

The period of waiting is over: The world calls for an uprising.

To the Youth of Today

The aging Alain Badiou pens a radical speech on existential anguish as an opening towards a better community.