Erica Eng’s AMERICANIZED is a timely story of an American Chinese high -schooler seeking to belong

Socializing and sense of belonging is what every human looks for. Since childhood people interact with others and try to fit in a group with similar interests, visions, goals or ideas. However, when your background and the way you are raised clashes this can be quite challenging. People tend to become friends with people who are similar to them; therefore, when you have a mixed … Continue reading Erica Eng’s AMERICANIZED is a timely story of an American Chinese high -schooler seeking to belong

FRIMAS directed by Oscar Nominee Marianne Farley has a real shot at the 2022 Academy Awards

Abortion is a very sensitive topic all around the world. Every country has its own abortion law. Some allow it at later stages of pregnancy, some allow till 10 weeks and some ban completely. If you live in a country that forbids abortions completely, it can be a life or death situation to get an abortion. In FRIMAS director and writer Marianne Farley focuses on … Continue reading FRIMAS directed by Oscar Nominee Marianne Farley has a real shot at the 2022 Academy Awards

SXSW SOAK Director Feature – Hannah Bang “I like to collect images and hand draw plans in order to form ideas”

Our film journalist Yasmeen caught up with the Director of the fantastic live action short (SOAK) to talk about her film. 16 year old Yeonsoo Tak meets her mother who ran away, intent on convincing her to return home. However, as the night wears on, Yeonsoo realizes that her mother has hopes of her own, something that had never occurred to Yeonsoo. Stuck between her … Continue reading SXSW SOAK Director Feature – Hannah Bang “I like to collect images and hand draw plans in order to form ideas”

The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

Quanda Graves talks with the talented director Farah Nabulsi, about her award winning film The Present. Farah Nabulsi’s The Present is heartwarmingly stirring: It’s about a family who must pass through a segregated and alarming checkpoint just to buy their weekly groceries. It is charging and captivatingly sad. The Present shows us that while we can just take a drive or walk to our stores without a scratch … Continue reading The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

FILM REVIEW – The Present “Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer”

Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer for her realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer for her realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. Her newest short film The Present,  starring distinguished actor Saleh Bakri, invites audiences along to … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – The Present “Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer”