Violence in Mexico escalated when the war on drugs began and is out of control. Now the culture of violence for easy money is corrupting young people. His latest film deals impressionistically with the ghosts and living metaphors which haunt this ‘surreal and melodramatic country’.
Cinema as a document or cinema as exploitation? The responsibility of cinema and TV series in stunting public debate, and encouraging a culture of easy money. Making a biographical film while close to death, his life really passed in front of his eyes. Graham Douglas His latest film […]
Roma people are subjected to prejudice, treated by some as unwelcome immigrants in their own countries, but their dignity is celebrated in a superb new book from the German publisher Hatje Cantz. Sean Sheehan The life of the photographer Christine Turnauer has been as nomadic as that traditionally […]
This is a landmark publication which generously illustrates the work of over a hundred artists and collectives from fifteen different countries and contains important essays by experts in the field of Latin American and women’s art. Sean Sheehan The curators of the exhibition which gave rise to this […]
The well-known film director talks about the unsteady history of cinema in Colombia. Beginning in his native city of Cali he was part of the renaissance that began in the ‘60s with the Caliwood movement. He talks about the fine line in his work between fiction and documentary, described by the controversial term ‘mockumentary’.