Darwin’s Nightmare

Hubert Sauper’s acclaimed documentary is a compelling cautionary tale that clearly shows how, in this age of globalisation, things can easily evolve in the worst possible of unforeseen ways. Back in the 1960s someone poured some non-native fish into Lake Victoria. The profoundly predatory Nile Perch was far bigger than its native rivals and, in…

A Hero’s Journey (aka Where the Sun Rises)

They won the war with courage and sacrifice. Now they fight for the future through forgiveness and reconciliation. The President of East Timor, Xanana Gusmao, Where the Sun Rises (also released as A Hero’s Journey) takes us on a breathtaking and intimate journey. Revelations from the 24-year Resistance war against Indonesian occupation, to the present-day…

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11? More like Fahrenheit 212 (100 degrees)! This movie is smoking with controversy, internal and external, and is an extended political rhetoric on possibly the world’s most powerful man – President of United States, Mr. George Bush himself. While Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ got spiritual leaders riled up in their seats, Michael…

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