A new documentary by Brazilian duo Victor Fraga and Valnei Nunes dissects the role of media in creating the conditions to dismantle democracy and pave the way for the rise of Jair Bolsonaro. Liván García-Duquesne reviews.
Film & theatre
Barry Healy reviews a new film based on the World War II experiences of Cioma Schönhaus, who was recruited into a circle of artists using their skills to create fake documents for Jews on the run.
Barry Healy reviews a new "fly-on-the-wall" documentary about the life of Alexei Navalny, following his sensational poisoning by Russian government agents in 2020.
Barry Healy reviews two Swiss films showing the country's extraordinary history of radical personal and political struggle.
Barry Healy reviews a new crime series revolving around the struggles of the Navajo Tribal Police in Monument Valley, Arizona.
Barry Healy reviews a new series is set in the British National Health Service, which is reeling from neoliberal funding cuts.
Ben Radford reviews Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Caryl Churchill’s 1976 play co-directed by Hannah Goodwin and Helpmann Award-winning Eamon Flack.
Barry Healy previews a new documentary celebrating the life of Bill Onus, Australia’s first Indigenous filmmaker and a little-known but significant cultural and political figure.
The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.
Progressive filmmaker, Damon Gameau spoke with Green Left about his new film, a response to the devastating 2019–20 bushfires.
Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story attempts to explain how TV celebrity Jimmy Savile's ties to the British ruling class enabled him to get away with sexual abuse for decades, writes Alex Salmon.
A successful Dare to Struggle Film Festival (DTSFF) was held in Sydney on April 22‒23, featuring more than 50 films on a variety of campaigns, reports Jim McIlroy.
The Basque liberation movement, ETA, waged war on the Spanish state for about 60 years. Maixabel is obligatory viewing to understanding the emotional and spiritual impact of armed struggle, writes Barry Healy.
Happening shows the importance of legal abortion through the experience of a young woman forced into backyard abortion in early 1960s France. Barry Healy reviews.
Talented actor Meyne Wyatt hammers at the racism of his home town, Kalgoorlie, and opens up on other areas of racism in his hard-hitting play, City of Gold, writes Barry Healy.
If you like sci-fi movies with a gentle, slightly mystical feel, this film is worth your time, as long as you don't expect any politics, writes Barry Healy.