Watching My Perestroika in London

May 29, 2011

This week a British friend and I went to see My Perestroika, a lovely documentary by an American film-maker about how four classmates were affected by the changes in Russia from Brezhnev to Putin. The film weaves together contemporary interviews, archival footage and one family’s archive of home videos – all these elements come together [...]

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The Internal Colony

May 28, 2010

Went with Zohar to  a screening of The Time that Remains, by Elia Suleiman. The film narrates a story of one family from the Nakba – the Palestinian name for the establishment of Israel in 1948 – to the present. This is not your typical “Arab-Israeli Conflict” film. It focuses on poetics and aesthetics, the [...]

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