The poetry read by Diandra Forrest, was it penned by her or someone else? The poetry was written by a mixture of people. I wrote some of the lines that are about discrimination. The rest of the speeches that are about the Black experience were written by two African American female writers. I thought it would be more authentic and respectful if a speech about … Continue reading Director Spotlight: Emir Kumova on WAR OF COLORS “I thought it would be more authentic and respectful if a speech about the Black experience was written by black individuals”
Albinism: a congenital absence of pigment in the skin and hair (which are white) and the eyes (which are usually pink). Diandra Forrest is a person with albinism, as Rue, she delivers the role with an intense maturity that only someone living in that daily nightmare can. The whole emotion and intensity are further accentuated by the script which is hard-hitting and hurtful to listen. The … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – WAR OF COLORS- I am different not by choice but by birth and I stand proud, I stand tall, I make no apology because I am who I am ‘This is Me!’
Director Laura Waters Hinson and producer Bryan Bello’s docufilm has been presented with a wonderful touch of sensitivity, sincerity, and humanity. The film progresses at a gentle pace, very much like a slow meandering river; yet the core message is not lost. The film progresses at a gentle pace, very much like a slow meandering river; yet the core message is not lost. Two stories … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – STREET REPORTER – Homelessness is an everyday event witnessed by everyday people from every walk of life. They are vilified and glorified by mainstream media and the public in general.
Director, writer and producer Cengiz Akaygün has brought to life one moment in time of a family seeking that way out. The storyline is well scripted and covers the effect, emotionally, physically and mentally the war is having on this small family of three. The mother, played by Halima Ilter, has seen much misery and her experience has hardened, her, she is pragmatic and a survivor not … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Aysha – Living in a country riddled by war and destruction, existence and a way out is eked out by being smart, imaginative and quick-witted
Director and writer Seemab Gul has opened a small window in a male controlled society, showing how girls and women manage their day to day life in it. The introduction of pubescence as a catalyst is a master stroke by Seemab because it is this period when a fragile body ravaged by frenzied hormones causes the greenness of youth to explore the limits of themselves and the … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Sandstorm – A schoolgirl going through juvenescence, exploring her feminism in a patriarchal society