Molly Manning Walker’s Good Thanks, You illustrates the mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault

Starring Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy) and Michael Ward (Steve McQueen’s Small Axe) In an age where sexual assault remains debated as a reprehensible crime and often used in jokes under the guise of dark humour, “Good Thanks, You?” illustrates mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault. At just sixteen, Director Molly Manning Walker became one of the many victims of sexual assault. … Continue reading Molly Manning Walker’s Good Thanks, You illustrates the mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault

DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion

Director/ writer Anthony Nti and writer Chingiz Karibekov create an insightful perspective of child trafficking in Da Yie, a film follows two children and their brush with kidnapping. Set in Ghana where youth kidnappings are on the rise, the issue is not explained through statistics or graphs, but as an inconspicuous and covert operation.  Awarded the Grand Prix at the 42nd International Film Festival Clermont … Continue reading DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion

Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) has been selected for numerous film festivals across the United States, Turkey, and Albania–Inverno. This beautiful short is a tearjerking film, describing the life of Timo, a young boy living with his extended Greek family of funfair workers, struggling to cope with the unfortunate passing of his mother. The livelihood of the greek family is associated with childlike wonder and joy wildly … Continue reading Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars

Alika Maikau’s Moloka’i Bound “an emotional redemption film”

Alika Maikau’s Moloka’i Bound recalls the tense relationship between a father and his son as his past actions and stint in prison damaged the bond between the two. In the infancy of the film, the Hawaiian short has received great praise; among its accolades are the Best Short Narrative at LA Skins Fest, Best Screenplay at Discover  Film London, Best Made-in Hawai’i Film at the … Continue reading Alika Maikau’s Moloka’i Bound “an emotional redemption film”

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”