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 […]

February Film Reviews

Je Suis Charlie: Controversies on Screen The Bertha Dochouse, resident at the Bloomsbury Curzon in The Brunswick, gave us the opportunity to review ‘Je Suis Charlie,’ a documentary looking at the events in Paris of January 2015. Lara El Kalamawy, BA Economics and Politics Directors Emmanuel Leconte and Daniel Leconte pay tribute to the victims […]

The Plight of Freedom

Racha Sobratee, BSc Economics SOAS students have collaborated to found a new online platform, Huraia, publishing articles discussing the wider MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. To celebrate the launch of Huraia, the JCR hosted a screening of a rough cut of a short documentary film, which will go on to be edited and released […]

Cleaners’ Struggle Makes Screen Transition

Micheil Page, BA Development Studies and Geography Of all the campaigns at SOAS, the Justice for Cleaners campaign is one of the most dedicated and well-known. Many of us at SOAS possibly cannot remember a day where we haven’t seen a poster for the campaign around the Student’s Union, or someone wearing a badge in support of it. […]

Four Pledges: Syria’s Rebellious Women

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Zaina Erhaim, hailing from Idlib, Syria, has spent 9 years in the field of journalism, reporting largely in print and online news media. Once the revolution of her homeland turned to civil war, with each day casualties and displaces persons growing in their tens and hundreds, Erhaim decided that […]