An extensive study carried out in Serbia and Macedonia reports on the harassment of refugees by the police and law enforcement. The Balkan route is seen as a hell for those seeking a better future in Europe. Border police in Croatia have forced migrants to strip naked before returning […]
Extreme right-wing nationalism openly supports the dissolution of the EU, exploiting discontent in many sectors (popular ones, most of all). As in classic fascism, they poison daily life and weaken the spirits of a population hit by crisis, encouraging racism and xenophobia.
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.