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Filippinene

Short film winners with political sting

NORWEGIAN SHORT MOVIE: Many of the films at this year's digital short film festival in Grimstad dealt with current political themes.

Permission for mass murder

NARKO WAR: What happens when you give the perpetrators of state-monopolized violence not only permission to kill, but promise them impunity? Then you create "a legal structure for mass murder".

Sharp look at the Philippines

PHILIPPINES: Kiri Dalena's documentaries were celebrated during the film festival.

War and hope in the Philippines

INTERVIEW: New Time met the Philippine artist Kiri Dalena during the international short film festival in Oberhausen.

A global labor market in motion

arbejder:Half a century ago, the first Filipino workers traveled across the globe to work at factories and hotels in Denmark and Norway, among others. Their journey provides insight into a global labor market in motion.

Slive kick about power play in intimate relationships

WORLD PREMIERE: For the first time in 16 years, a Norwegian short film has been selected for the critique week in Cannes.

The anatomy of the neo-nationalist women's hat

Why are certain people in a position of power so preoccupied with killing those women who demand justice for the sex work they were forced to perform during World War II?

Slum dwellers are displaced to accommodate residential complexes and golf clubs

In the Philippines, poor villagers are expelled when luxury neighborhoods are expanded to millions of newly arrived, returning foreign workers.

Marawi: The Filipino jihadists' Sherwood 

The struggle the militant Muslims are fighting in the Philippines is not about establishing an Islamic state, but first and foremost about establishing a just state, a young Filipino jihadist tells Ny Tid.

We have to talk about Duterte

Vulnerable language, cunning-aggressive use of social media and a nonchalant relationship with human life have placed the Philippines' dearly loved president firmly on the international stage. There are good reasons to talk about Rodrigo Duterte, writes anthology editor Nicole Curato.