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Strife Feature – Imagining War in Film: The Algerian War in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Winds of the Aures

June 30, 2017

By Uygar Baspehlivan Cinema – with its potential for access, emotional resonance, and for creating visually-charged meaning – has been significant in the construction and dissemination of cultural ideas and identities and for the molding of specific, nationalized narratives of historical events in the last century. During the presidencies of Charles de Gaulle in France … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Imagining War in Film: The Algerian War in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Winds of the Aures”

Film Review: Zero Days (2016)

September 21, 2016

Gibney, A. Zero Days, Jigsaw Productions, (2016). (PG-13) More information from: By: Cheng Lai Ki “The science fiction cyberwar scenario is here…” This statement comes from members of the United States National Security Agency (NSA), and others in the intelligence community, role-played by actress Joanne Tucker. Zero Days, directed and narrated by documentarian Alex Gibney … Continue reading “Film Review: Zero Days (2016)”

An analysis of Omar: a film by Hany Abu-Assad

December 11, 2015

By: Bradley Lineker Author’s note: The film, Omar, was released on 30 May 2014. Analysis herein contains spoilers.   Omar, as the latest film written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad, is a compelling political drama set in the West Bank that skilfully depicts the dangerous spider’s web of Israeli occupation around a young Palestinian dissident … Continue reading “An analysis of Omar: a film by Hany Abu-Assad”

Fury: War up close and personal

January 21, 2015

By Alex Calvo: Since the birth of cinema, war has been a perennial source of inspiration for films. However, the resulting genre is anything but uniform. Under the label “war film” one can find a wide spectrum of films, going from mere action filled with special effects (sometimes referred to as “war porn”) to pacifist … Continue reading “Fury: War up close and personal”

The player: "Plot for Peace"

March 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: This movie’s highlight for those like myself fascinated by diplomacy, its study, theory and practices, is its exceptional depiction of Track II diplomacy. We see Olivier, French businessman, deeply involved in many of the preliminaries to the Angola-Namibian accords. Whilst the claim of the film, that this was crucial to the end of … Continue reading “The player: "Plot for Peace"”


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