The film begins by introducing Khadija Harrad, a middle-aged divorcee living in Casablanca, Morocco. She supports her family by filming wedding videos; the audience is told that it has become increasingly common for the bride to request a camera-woman to record the women-only pre-wedding festivities.
14 years in the making and over three hours in length, Indian social action documentarian Anand Patwardhan’s latest film Jai Bhim Comrade is an ambitious, sprawling project that demands attention despite its latent inaccessibility.
In the Shadow of the Sun tells the affecting story of Albino activist Josephat Tornor and his struggle to improve the situation of Albino people in Tanzania.
Canada’s official submission for this year’s Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards, War Witch, a film about a child soldier drafted into an unnamed sub-Saharan African rebel force, offers just about enough in the way of originality to make it stand out amongst a milieu of similar fictional ‘issue films’ made, nobly I should add, to draw attention to the terrible and perhaps unknown injustices of this world.