MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL screened at the Cambridge Film Festival on 23 October. Director Stanley Nelson spoke to Yozzie Osman about the making of the film. Yozzie Osman: How did this project come about, and what inspired you to cover the legendary jazz figure that is Miles Davis? Stanley Nelson: I’ve always been … Continue reading Interview with Stanley Nelson
DIVINE DIVAS is a joyous, moving and engaging documentary, successfully designed to entertain those with or without much knowledge of drag as an art form. Yosra Osman reviews.
Gwedolyn Leick is in her mid-sixties, weighs just under fifty-two kilograms, and is a European and world weightlifting champion. An anthropologist and writer, she views her life as an adventure. Ruth Kaaserer’s documentary, GWENDOLYN, follows her as she prepares for the European Weightlifting Championship in Azerbaijan, and details the many absorbing components of her extraordinary … Continue reading Gwendolyn
A group of young women training to be car mechanics are at the centre of Theresa Traore Dahlberg’s OUAGA GIRLS, a documentary that uses unique narrative methods to create its coming-of-age tale. Dahlberg’s debut feature is set in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. We see the young women go to school in a country … Continue reading Ouaga Girls
WILDERNESS, directed by Justin John Doherty and written by Neil Fox, is an absorbing study of a seemingly blissful relationship, gone awry over a weekend getaway. Starring Katherine Davenport and James Barnes, the drama paints a convincing portrait of a relationship bursting with intensity, yet battling some very realistic struggles. Jon and Alice, the film’s … Continue reading Wilderness
With such thought-provoking content at its helm, THE NEW FIRE is a documentary certain to inspire debate, writes Yosra Osman.
A thought-provoking look at women’s rights in Iran, through the power of the female voice.
Meet the mighty Evlin, an 8 year old refugee on the Turkish-Syrian border. Yozzie Osman reviews the “astonishing, rousing” film RESISTANCE IS LIFE
Wonderland is a collaboration project from ten Swiss directors who each take control of their own mini-story.
The silent film SALOMÉ brings together gay icons Oscar Wilde and Alla Nazimova in an intoxicating cocktail of high art and high camp.