Tag: Encounters film festival

Ode to the defenceless wet-nosed gods

FILM REVIEW: DAYS OF CANNIBALISM. IF YOU OFFER a man the right price, you can get him to give you his land to rape and pillage. It is this horrible reflection that is implicit in Teboho Edkins’s astonishing documentary on the Chinese migrants of Lesotho. Entitled Days of […]

Spin and the mechanics of evil

FILM REVIEW: INFLUENCE. AN ELDERLY WHITE man in a cardigan sits and smokes with his back to the camera, in the opening scene of Richard Poplak and Diana Neillie’s exceptionally slick piece of filmic journalism Influence. Lord Timothy Bell may look benign but with his amorality on his […]