What makes a young person born and raised in Europe come to identify with Islamist extremism? Why would a young person decide to travel to the Middle East to become involved in war, and in some cases, participate in crimes as monstrous such as mass decapitation?
The Middle East is featured in several films, but not only in terms of war. Two films focus on issues of immigration and marginality in Israel. There was also a retrospective of Cuban political cinema. Graham Douglas DocLisboa. One of the films which took a prize this year […]
One of the attractions of this lovely city is its rich cultural life within such a small size. Cinema is celebrated with many internationally recognised film festivals, of which DocLisboa and Leffest are two of the longest running. It is impossible to summarize, so here is my personal selection.
For the second year running, in circumstances noted for the trillions of dollars wasted on things such as military expenditure, less than 50% of the funds requested for humanitarian aid for the millions of people devastated by wars and natural disasters was forthcoming. Waldo Mendiluza For 2016, the […]
We feel an enormous emptiness when we lose a friend. An emptiness which fills with anguish, and overflows with anger when we discover in the empty spaces of our lives that the time we should have given to our lost friend has slipped away.