Film Review: Facing the Dragon – The Women Behind the Resistance

Hana Qureshi, BA World Philosophies  ‘Facing the Dragon’ is a documentary film – directed, filmed and produced by Sedika Mojadidi – which follows the stories of two women, Nilofar Ibrahami and Shakila Ebrhaimkhel. Their journeys face no shortage of obstacles as they grapple with the hardships of war, their family’s security and being advocates of […]

Film Review: Black Sheep

Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History The Guardian commissioned documentary “Black Sheep” follows the story of Cornelius Walker, a boy whose entire life changed with one of the UK’s most high-profile deaths in 2000 — Damilola Taylor. The same age as Taylor, Cornelius lived a stone’s throw from the victim and is also of Nigerian descent. […]

Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Ines Rodier, BA Development Studies and Politics After seeing this movie, I first felt frustration and dissatisfaction. I had just seen another remake of Romeo and Juliet, with the two heroes being in love and the world trying to separate them. The rare dialogues and the abundant visual shots did not appeal to me so […]

The Miraculous Art Bus

Sumaya Hassan, BSc Economics If you’ve ever been a fan of Ms. Frizzle and her Magical School Bus, chances are you have wondered what it would be like to relish an exclusive and educational ride in her colorful groovy bus. Fortunately, you can! The Muse Gallery situated on Portobello Road offers the delightful experience of […]