The Plight of Freedom

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
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 Read More

Cleaners’ Struggle Makes Screen Transition

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 3
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. Read More

Bertha Doc House Screens Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Ella Linskens, BA Arabic This was my first time in the Bertha Doc House since the Curzon Bloomsbury opened in the Brunswick. If you’ve been to any Curzon around London, you’ll recognize the stylish interior and the combined bar and ticket desk. What is unique about this Curzon is that it is home to the Read More

Four Pledges: Syria’s Rebellious Women

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
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 Read More

Documentary Screenings Reign in Bloomsbury

2 years ago Mel Plant 0
Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Living in Dinwiddy last year, I walked to Russell Square everyday through a, I’m sure, familiar route to the readers of this paper. After a too-early morning walk through our local graveyard-turned-park, I would arrive onto the street adjacent to the Brunswick Centre. For the majority of the year, Read More

Fifty Shades: A Critique of the Critique

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Since Fifty Shades of Grey came out on Valentine’s Day, criticism about the content of both the book and its film adaptation have resurged. Many of my Facebook friends started posting about “Boycott Fifty Shades of Grey”, claiming that it promotes domestic violence and gives a wrong lesson as to what love is about. Possibly Read More