Tag: film

Pumps, Profit and Plastic: World Water Day 2013

Is access to clean water a basic human right? The customary response for most people is yes, of course, but still an estimated 1.4 billion people currently lack access to…
Read More

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the Hypocrisy of International Scrutiny

[caption id="attachment_1055" align="alignleft" width="288"] Photo credit: VisualAIDS[/caption] Following the announcement on March 4, 2013, that an 18-month old child in Mississippi had been cured of HIV with an early and rigorous regimen…
Read More

Argo: Best Propaganda

Argo, a suspenseful tale portraying America’s favorite bad guys, Iranians, as angry gun-toting religio-fascists, just won the Best Picture Academy Award for 2012. Ben Affleck's directing is better than his…
Read More

Separation Wall Anxiety: ‘5 Broken Cameras’ Review

[caption id="attachment_778" align="alignleft" width="300"] A poster for "5 Broken Cameras" at a theater in Ramallah in the West Bank. Photo credit: Reuters[/caption] Inspired by the upcoming Academy Awards, the New…
Read More

UN Disgrace in the Balkans Resurfaces in ‘The Whistleblower’

Balkans International Field Program students attended a book tour event for The Whistleblower at picturesque Columbia University's Pulitzer Hall January 31. Subtitled "peacekeeping and human-trafficking in Bosnia," the event revealed…
Read More

In Search of Justice: From the Central Park Five to Gaza

On November 24, 2012, I attended a screening of lauded documentarian Ken Burns’s latest, The Central Park Five. The film recounts the story of five black teenaged boys falsely accused…
Read More