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Short film winners with political sting

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

Permission for mass murder

Olivier Sarbil, James Jones: On the President's Orders

DRUG WAR: What happens when the perpetrators of state-monopolized violence are not only allowed to kill, but are promised impunity? Then one creates «a legal structure for mass murder».

Sharp look at the Philippines

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

War and hope in the Philippines

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

A global labor market in motion

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

Slive kick about power play in intimate relationships

Johanna Pyykkö: The Manila Lover

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

The anatomy of the neo-nationalist women's hat

Miki Dezaki: Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

: Why are some people in positions of power so preoccupied with silencing the 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

Arnisson Andre Ortega: Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines. Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession Ateneo de Manila

: In the Philippines, poor villagers are displaced when luxury quarters are expanded to millions of newly arrived, returning foreign workers.

Marawi: The Filipino jihadists' Sherwood 

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

We have to talk about Duterte

Nicole Curato (ed.): A Duterte Reader. Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency

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