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 […]

London’s Dark Winter Illuminated

Ameera Iqbal, BA International Relations and History Last weekend, the first ever lights festival to hit the capital took place with London’s iconic buildings and locations illuminated by 30 jaw-dropping installations. Taking inspiration from the Fete Des Lumieres festival held annually in Lyon, France, Lumiere London featured installations, large scale video-mapped projections and interactive artwork […]

Student Led ‘Tales of 1947’ Casts Light on Partition and Diaspora

Ella Linskens, BA Arabic and Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish On the 5th of December, the preview performance of a student led multilingual play, ‘Tales of 1947’ was performed at SOAS. This play is based on Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Toba Tek Singh’, ‘A Tale of 1947’, other accounts of the partition of British-colonised India, […]

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 […]