Reflections on Childhood Trauma, Creativity and Mental Well-Being

Podcast with Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri ‘The most beautiful boy in the world’ film is released on DVD & Blu-ray / digital platforms on 11th October. In this podcast, Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (Swedish film makers) reflect on their documentary film ‘The most beautiful boy in the world’ (2021) and their professional relationship with the film’s protagonist, […]

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Recovery, Hope and Renewal in Post-COVID World

Press release from Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent Lost Connections Archive-based film (UK, 2021). An echo of our contemporary experiences, Lost Connections is a new archive-based film which gives future hope by connecting with the past. The film includes a remarkable selection of footage and voices collected over a century. In its imaginative way, […]

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A Journey of Self-Acceptance

Film Review by Robert Abrams Review of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, documentary directed by Ric Burns (Steeplechase Films, USA, 2019) Screening for one night only special event in UK and Irish cinemas on 29th September. For tickets and more information, https://www.altitude.film/movies/tag/coming-soon Oliver Sacks: His Own Life bears the key hallmarks of a Ric Burns […]

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Let’s Talk and Be Honest: Marianne Khoury, Egyptian film maker, Tackles Arab Women Taboos

Film Review by Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent ‘Let’s talk’ (Documentary film, directed by Marianne Khoury, Egypt, 2019, winner of best documentary film in Cairo International Film Festival 2019) Showing at ‘The Time is New: Selections from Contemporary Arab Cinema’ at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player from 27 August–5 October. Tickets on sale […]

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Justice for Seni: A Public Campaign Against Racism in Psychiatric Units

‘RIP SENI’ (UK, 2021) Daisy Ifama, and Lizzie Reid film directors in conversation with Khalid Ali, film, and media correspondent ‘RIP SENI’ world premiere at the Sheffield Doc / Fest 6th June 2021, https://sheffdocfest.com/film/rip-seni   On the 24th of June 2020, a graffiti reading ‘RIP SENI’ appeared on a public artwork outside Bethlem Royal Hospital, […]

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Remembering Lives

‘The Forgotten C’ (UK, 2020) produced and co-written by Jessi Gutch, directed by Molly Manning Walker, is available to stream free from 10am BST 24 September on The Uncertain Kingdom YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdK4RoVAJx94Ni_2zG5HVnQ Film Review by Khalid Ali, film, and media correspondent The impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients has been substantial; most cancer screening […]

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