Love Heals

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ (Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, Somalia, Germany, France and Finland, 2021) Khalid Ali’s choice for the best film of 2021, and Somalia’s submission for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022 An illness does not affect a sick person only; […]

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The Women’s Hour

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘Sixty Minutes’ TV series, directed by Miryam Ahmadi (Egypt, 2021) Available to watch on Shahid MBC. This review comes with a spoiler alert warning A ‘phenomenon’ is defined as ‘’someone or something that is very impressive or popular especially because of an unusual ability or quality’’. […]

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Passively Dying While Still Alive

Interview by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘You Will Die At Twenty’ (Amjad Abu Alala, Sudan, 2019) winner of Best Debut Film – Venice Film Festival, and Best First Film, Best Screenplay, Fipresci Prize- Carthage Film Festival 2019. In UK cinemas from Friday 12th November, http://www.newwavefilms.co.uk/view-film-detail.html?viewListing=MjE5&cat=1 Based on the Sudanese writer Hammour Ziada’s short […]

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‘And Then There Was Hope’

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent Review of ‘A Bird Flew In’ (Kirsty Bell, UK 2021) screening at Raindance London Film Festival on 5 November at Curzon Soho (https://raindance.org/festival-programme/a-bird-flew-in/), and available UK-wide via Curzon Home Cinema 6 – 8 November in Raindance’s digital programme.   On the 23rd of March 2020, Boris Johnson, […]

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Listen without Prejudice

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘Listen’ (Anna Rocha de Sousa, Portugal, UK, 2020) showing on Saturday 30th October at 29th Raindance Film Festival, https://raindance.org/festival-programme/listen/, and then available for 3 days UK-wide via Curzon Home Cinema https://homecinema.curzon.com/film/listen/ ‘Listen’ is a testament to the fact that film can be a powerful medium for […]

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