documentary

Human Rights
0 The danger of free artistic expression in Belarus

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994, is sometimes called the last dictator in Europe. Lukashenko is believed to have stolen the 2010 elections, claiming to have won nearly 80% of the vote against his 9 opponents. Riot police were prepared when people gathered in protest in…

Human Rights
0 Meet Big Oil’s Big Men in Nigeria and Ghana

Companies have been taking oil out of Nigeria for nearly half a century, making it one of the wealthier nations in Africa. But the wealth is not well-distributed. What should have been a boon for Nigerians has left out most of them. Corruption, domestic and foreign, a series of coups…

Global Health
0 Global Health at the Oscars

The talk the day after the Academy Awards is about Argo’s win, Jennifer Lawrence’s fall and whether or not host Seth McFarlane was funny. The show ended with a song saluting the losers of the night. Two of those losers were documentary films that covered stories of health. Open Heart…

Basics
1 Film Review: Half the Sky is half humanitarian heroics, half celebrity ego trip

Cross-posted from Seattle Globalist: A review of Half the Sky, a PBS film celebrated for championing women’s empowerment worldwide. This reviewer says the celebrities hurt this celebration. By Cyan James —————————————————————————————————————————– Newsflash: being a woman is surreal. Last night I was supposed to be at the gym. So I could…