Ctrl.Alt.Short film: No Way Through

18 03 2010

I first saw this short film as part of the London Short Film Festival back in January. It was part of the New Shorts 12: London Lives series, which was compiled to showcase “the glory and diversity of our fair city”.

There were some mindblowing pieces during this series, but No Way Through, winner of the Ctrl.Alt.Shift film competition, really stood out for me.

There’s always a degree of detachment when watching the news or reading the paper, no matter how well-reported the story is.

This film, as explained on the Ctrl.Alt.Shift website “highlights mobility restrictions imposed by the Israeli government that are limiting Palestinians’ access to health care, thus violating their right to health”.

By bringing the harsh realities of Palestinians to the backdrop of our own city and its citizens, we’re given a whole new perspective. The element of detachment almost disappears. It’s haunting. It’s powerful.

Please watch it to the end.





Findufountain gets Uplifted

9 03 2010


You may remember waaay back in the day (in other words, Jan 2010) when I directed your faithful eyes to the Uplift Magazine website.

Sarah, the editor of this illustrious online magazine, gave me the opportunity to write about the Tongues on Fire Asian film festival as part of the International Women’s Day features for Uplift. Check out the feature here.

Click click click away! And I urge you all to check out all the other fascinating articles and features on the website for fresh female perspectives on just about everything.

Big thank you to Sarah for letting me do a piece for one of my favourite online magazines!

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