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Melita Zajc

Zajc is a media writer, researcher and film critic. She lives and works in Slovenia, Italy and Africa.

Absorbed by the exterior

Gero Von Boehm: Helmut Newton – The Bad and the Beautiful
PHOTO: Photographer Helmut Newton's controversial cult status persists long after his death.

False priest listens to true testimony

Eugene Richards: Thy Kingdom Come
DIFFICULT ASKED: In Thy Kingdom Come, photographer and filmmaker Eugene Richards gives voice to ordinary people who are largely invisible in today's United States.

The diverse global village

Ivan Bargna: Mediascapes. Pratiche dell'immagine e anthropología culturale
MEDIA: Transnational media landscapes are emerging and shaping a backdrop of increasing mobility in our global village

When going to the cinema becomes a political act

Suhaib Gasmelbari: Talking About Trees
SUDAN: What role can cinema play in democracy building?

The age of the platforms

Geert Lovink: Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism
MEDIA: Author Geert Lovink analyzes contemporary use of social media and looks at a possible end to "platform nihilism".

The freedom that was won – and lost

Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts: For the same
WAR IN SYRIA: A filmmaker begins to document a celebration of freedom in Aleppo, but ends up documenting the fatal consequences of this particular dream.

The digital wealth makes us poorer

Jay David Bolter: The Digital Plenitude: The Decline of Elite Culture and the Rise of New Media
NEW MEDIA: Jay David Bolter gives a thorough description of today's digital culture, where technology makes it easy to create and shape digital communities that users fill with unpaid content.

They are left behind daily struggles

Ester Sparatore: Those Who Remain
WOMEN WORK: By gradually revealing the big picture, this observational documentary illuminates not only those who disappeared during the Arab Spring, but also the daily and perpetual work of the departed women.

The conflict in Ukraine

Sergei Loznitsa: Donbass
Loznitsa's film explores the controversy over facts that raged in Donbass, between Ukraine and the Russian-backed People's Republic of Donetsk in the eastern part of Ukraine.