Theater of Cruelty

Willemien W. Sanders

Sanders is a critic, living in Rotterdam.

National sentiment becomes shop

GALLIPOLI: The commemorative markings of the Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I provide the basis for both nationalism and business.

In search of life in the border town of Tijuana

IMMIGRATION: While Democrats, Republicans and the US president are arguing over a border wall, shows Chèche lavi what whimsical political measures mean to ordinary people.

Kurdish women's struggle

Alba Sotorra spent five months on the Kurdish front line in Syria, following the life of one of the women's fighters in the Women's Protection Unit.

Animal welfare meets human welfare under Docville

Two of the films featured at this year's Belgian DocVille Festival remind us of the constant violations of laws and regulations, and the injustice that affects both animals and humans.

The road to a new economic world order

By portraying two completely different Finnish family businesses, Entrepreneur provides an insight into new ways of doing business – with and without meat. 

Revisiting the Cultural Revolution

Tensions increase and tears in common as we follow young Chinese actors as they are trained as Mao Zedong's Red Guardians and relive the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

The goal of international law

When they defended Red Khmer's second-in-command, who was charged with war crimes, the lawyers learned that when it comes down to it, the politics prevail.

Unintentional effects of violence

The shadow of violence can extend far and wide, and these two films show the indirect damage that continues long after the direct violence has ceased.

Rehumanization of refugees

With a subdued and unobtrusive approach, director and anthropologist Laurent Van Lancker lets the residents of the now-destroyed camp at Calais describe their separated community in their own words.