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Unsettled: Seeking refuge in America

Originally published here Unsettled: Seeking refuge in America Directed by Tom Shepard Tom Shepard’s internationally award-winning documentary Unsettled: Seeking refuge in America opens with screaming and yelling and it quickly becomes apparent that a crowd are turning violent towards a young gay African male. The sentiment that ‘love is love’ does not ring true in the 70…

For They Know Not What They Do: a review

For they Know Not What They Do Directed by Daniel G. Karslake Following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality in 2015 there has been a concerted campaign to curtail LGBTQI+ rights, notably under the guise of religious freedom. Daniel Karslake’s film For They Know Not What They Do is an insight into the way…

Do Not Resist, Human Rights Film Festival Review

Do Not Resist | Craig Atkinson The opening scenes of Craig Atkinson’s Do Not Resist are confronting in their similarity to scenes of war. Heavy military grade transportation – Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles – roll down streets. Police wearing what appears to be military-issued gear fire tear gas into a crowd of protesters where…

HRAFF 2014 Film Picks

This article was originally published at Right Now: Human Rights in Australia, an edited version is below. HRAFF movie reviews by Sonia Nair, Maya Borom and Sam Ryan. With the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival just days away, the Right Now review team pick out some of the most intriguing films from the extensive 2014 HRAFF…