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Call Me Kuchu – Empowering Uganda’s LGBT Activists

One of the many front-page stories published by Ugandan newspaper, The Rolling Stone, which terrorized the LGBT community. Photo credit: Cinedigm.

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts & Culture Editor When I learned the principal character in the film Call Me Kuchu is the slain human rights activist David Kato, I felt a sense of relief. Stories come and go in the

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

As Catholic as the Pope But Not Allowed to Lead

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by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- On March 13, 2013 Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, 76, was elected by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. Although hailed for both humility and service to the poor,

Posted in Politics

How to Survive a Plague – A Model for Human Rights Social Activism.

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor Although it feels like it is a film from the 1990’s recently stumbled upon and re-discovered high up on a shelf in a dusty box, How to Survive a Plague directed

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

Adopting Chinese Daughters: A Conversation on Somewhere Between

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “I cried” is the first thing I say when I begin my phone conversation with Linda Goldstein Knowlton about her new film Somewhere Between. “If you don’t cry,” the director responds,

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

Meditating on our Global Interconnectedness: A Conversation with Samsara Filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor The big picture is that we’ve all been invited here to this planet, life didn’t ask anybody to approve of the guest list. We are all connected. – Ron Fricke, Director,

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “If everyone knows, it can’t be a secret.” – The Invisible War “If you could do one thing political this month, go see this film.” These words stay with me in

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

Imagine: A Conversation with OVO’s Artist Director Marjon Van Grunsven

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts and Culture Editor “What’s your dream?” she asks. I look at my friend Marjon across the table at the little café on Second Avenue, where we regularly go for an affordable bowl of pasta and

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

21st Century Teens, 15th Century Albanian Law: Joshua Marston’s The Forgiveness of Blood

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- Through the lens of average teenage eyes, The Forgiveness of Blood captures the contradictions that have hindered Albania’s post-communist development. Specific in context yet universal in theme, Joshua Marston (director of the highly acclaimed 2004

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

Is the Global Decline in Fertility Stalling in Africa?

As the world population passes seven billion, there is much hand wringing among the prosperous of the world about the unchecked growth of hungry folk, especially on far-away shores. How can the world accommodate so many people – nine billion

Posted in Uncategorized

Hell and Back Again Brings Home The Psychological Devastation of War

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- This week marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. For most of us, this is a relatively insignificant fact in our daily lives. We acknowledge our military as distant heroes, doing important work

Posted in Arts & Culture, FEATURE ARTICLES

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