Politics

Maria Roxo: from sex-work to film-directing
Culture Human Rights Screen

Maria Roxo: from sex-work to film-directing

A sex-worker and a first-time director began making a film which would transform their lives. One from a profession that is often viewed with disgust or through the rosy lens of exoticism, and the other a high-status intellectual role in a liberal society. Maria died before the film was completed. After her death, Renata spent months alone to come to terms with what they had done.

‘Medusa’, a scream against Bolsonaro
Globe Latin America Politics

‘Medusa’, a scream against Bolsonaro

Fundamentalist churches are big supporters of right-wing politics in Brazil. They promote an ideology of moral and physical purity which is deeply racist and sexist, by providing a sense of community. And in a fragmented society they know how to market their ‘product’ to all sorts of groups. Its techniques are manipulative.

Ukraine and the shadow of NATO
Globe Politics

Ukraine and the shadow of NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is knocking on Ukraine’s door and that makes the analysis of the ongoing war even more complex. It is an international war that began long before February this year and in which much more is at stake than the control of the Ukrainian east.