What attracts him to places that are different from the world he grew up in is that the connection can only be universal, not personal. It harms art to think that stories only belong to those who were involved. Empathy means putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. Graham […]
Is a home an island of vertical stability in a slippery sliding horizontal world? What happens when you can’t find one, or are forced to leave? And is it always the best thing for a mother to stay with her child? Graham Douglas “Mobile homes” is a film […]
It is essential to understand what is happening in context, through the eyes of those who are living through it. Conspiracy theories are endemic for historical reasons. Imposing western categories and offering ‘solutions’ creates resentment. Refugees want to return but what will be left?
A group of Syrian and Iraqi refugees living in Austria talk about their experiences and what has happened to their countries, as a voiceover while YouTube footage is being shown. They have a wide range of views: although many Syrians want the Assad regime to end, stopping the war is more important.
A screening of the movie “To end a war” will explore the dynamics of peace negotiation after the longest conflict in the Latin American region, the Colombian civil war. Marcella Via The conflict in Colombia started in the mid-1960s, and has left as many as 220,000 dead, 25,000 […]