Human Rights Watch: Camera/Woman Review

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.

Human Rights Watch: War Witch Review

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.