Spurred by the police killings of Black people in 2016, Roberto Minervini decides to make a film about Black America. By slowly absorbing their life in New Orleans, and by formally approaching the Black Panthers he builds a picture. As a film-maker, he calls himself a ‘politically charged citizen’. […]
“When you rape the men, you eliminate the political class”. What is happening in Libya is probably one of the worst Crimes against Humanity since WW2. Activists based in Tunis collect witness accounts from survivors of torture, and make a risky journey into Libya, accompanied by Celine Bardet an international lawyer, who worked on mass rape in Bosnia.
The caravans of migrants from Central America are massive acts of resistance. Cinema becomes activism showing people on the journey, their own power as protagonists. The story of one woman and her children highlights poverty, an escape from domestic violence and anti-LGBTQ prejudice.
A group of Senegalese men survive selling on the streets and beaches. Being so far apart from relatives and partners adds to their difficulties. This is the first of a series of articles in The Prisma about immigrant experiences portrayed in documentary films. Graham Douglas Migration is mostly […]
An unusual plague – a plague of stillness descends on a city, and begins to spread through the modern world. How can a maker of moving images hope to grapple with something that negates his art? His film is lost unfinished, but 50 years later a researcher finds what remains, and discovers a commentary on Colombia and much else.