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The matriarchal maker of Marcosworld myths

'The Kingmaker' is a disturbing documentary about former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos – which argues that the former dictator‘s son is being groomed as the next president.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 16, 2019.

We need to talk about Akshay

Families tend to be strong in societies where the state is non-existent or corrupt, and that can be appalling as 'When the Crows Visit' shows.
from Daniel Nelson on Oct 30, 2019.

Wildlife in the viewfinder

The moment a Himalayan marmot is cornered by a Tibetan fox, “the power of the predator baring its teeth, the terror of her prey, the intensity of life and death written on their faces”.
from Daniel Nelson on Oct 22, 2019.

Middle East waters still run deep

'A History of Water in the Middle East' is the most entertaining lecture on the subject you’ll ever attend.
from Daniel Nelson on Oct 16, 2019.

Taking the passivity out of armchair viewing

‘Experience the Syrian conflict from your armchair’ sounds like a revolting mash-up of disaster tourism and conflict voyeurism.
from Daniel Nelson on Oct 2, 2019.

Humanity, from Artworks to Zebrafish

London’s latest permanent gallery exhibition, Being Human, is strong on questions but light on answers.
from Daniel Nelson on Sep 10, 2019.

Bringing back Namibia’s stolen moments

A delightful exhibition, 'Stolen Moments: Namibian Music History Untold', originated with the discovery of a pop record in a public broadcaster’s collection “which raised questions but not much information”.
from Daniel Nelson on Aug 11, 2019.

A Durban shop - where the local is global

'Reoca Light' is a slice of South African life, a slice of Indian life, a slice of a migrant family’s life, a slice of ethnic minority life, a slice of family life.
from Daniel Nelson on Aug 3, 2019.

Hellish deportation journey to a home from home

Alec Herrero (31, Latino, young-ish looking, ex-military) thinks it’s a routine deportation assignment when he tracks down Gracie Reyes (23, Chicana, small, striking, physically fragile) in a hospital bed in Kentucky.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 15, 2019.

At last, a British Vietnamese play

The first full-length British-Vietnamese play, Summer Rolls, has been a long-time in the making.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 24, 2019.