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Melita Zajc

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

The freedom that was won – and lost

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

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

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

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.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the Louvre

In the music video for the single "Apes ** t", the iconic pop idols challenge the expected way Africans have been viewed throughout history. But the couple are not the first to choose the Louvre as their location to mark their own success.

A rhizomatic world

The ZKM Center for Arts and Media in Karlsruhe will create a greater understanding of the different expressions of media art from a historical perspective.

Children as a participant and audience

Ceres is a film about changing stereotypes and making people think differently.

The Unknown Story of "The Red Gold"

Taking the tomato puree as a starting point, The Empire of Red Gold provides an incredible insight into the mechanisms of the global economy and production methods that are hitherto unknown. 

"Someone should see this"

In her personal account of what it is like to live with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), director Jennifer Brea uncovers the public aspect of her private and passive state.