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  • No Man’s Land – Danis Tanović

    “No Man’s Land” (in Bosnian: Ničija zemlja ) is filmmaker Danis Tanović’s much acclaimed first feature film, for which he also wrote the screenplay and composed the music. Released in 2001, the film is set in 1993, during the second year of the Bosnian-Herzogovinian war against the self-proclaimed Republic...
  • Phil Ochs. Source: Wikimedia Commons

    Phil Ochs – Iron Lady

    Phil Ochs was an American topical folk singer-songwriter, most active, politically and artistically, in the 1960’s counterculture era. His strenuous advocacy of peace, freedom, equality, social fairness, human rights and human dignity inspired nearly all of his music, and that very same music, in turn, inspired or gave voice...
  • Korea Blues- J.B. Lenoir

    J.B Lenoir was one of the protagonists of the Chicago blues scene of the 50s and 60s. His zebra patterned suit, and high-pitched voice could be recognised for miles. Born in Tilton, Mississippi, Lenoir started playing when he was “awful young” as he said in an interview with filmmaker Steve...
  • Mississippi Goddam- Nina Simone

    “You don’t have to live next to me Just give me my equality” Racial discrimination is a problem of the present. With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump filling our tv screens and newspapers with racist remarks and comments, and as police violence towards black people keeps on claiming...
  • Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

    Das Leben der Anderen (“The Life of Others”) the Oscar-winning 2006 German drama, is a remarkably authentic portrait of life in East Germany during the communist era but most of all it is an insightful study of human nature and compassion under totalitarianisms. Written and directed by the then...
  • Boloko (Circumcision) – Fatoumata Diawara

    Born in Cote D’Ivoire to Malian parents, at 32 years old, Fatoumata Diawara is a force of nature. She escaped a restrictive environment in her family and at 20 years of age she moved to Paris to pursue a career in music and theatre. Although she was in Mali...
  • Spirit Bird – Xavier Rudd

    Xavier Rudd has a sweet, soulful voice that carries with it the cries, hurts, and hopes of Aboriginal Australians.  Listening to one of his live recordings, Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” one is transfixed. The purity of the emotion oozing from the singer is clear and his multi-instrumental...
  • The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer

    “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets”. Joshua Oppenheimer’s The act of killing opens with this emblematic quote by Voltaire. An unprecedented account of the 1965 anti-communist mass murders in Indonesia seen through the...
  • Barry McGuire. Photo By: Getty Images/Sparrow

    Eve of Destruction

    Eve of Destruction is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964. Several artists have recorded it, including The Turtles who recorded it at first in their first album It Ain’t Me Babe earlier in 1965 but released it as a single only in 1970. The most famous recording was by Barry McGuire....
  • La Haine – Mathieu Kassovitz

    Do you know the story of the guy falling from a skyscraper? To reassure himself he keeps repeating “So far so good, so far so good”…But it’s not how you fall that matters, it’s how you land. If you recognise this line, then you’ll know that this week’s Film...
  • Time Will Crawl- David Bowie

    On Sunday 10th January 2016, the world lost one of music’s icon.  David Bowie fought an 18 months long battle with cancer, and lost at the age of 69. He was one of the most influential musicians of this era, a man who was flamboyant to say the least. Undoubtedly, Bowie...
  • Blackfella/Whitefella- Warumpi Band

    In 1980, Australian musician Neil Murray  moved to the Aboriginal community of Papunya in Australia, where he worked as a teacher. Here, Murray met local brothers Gordon  and Sammy Tjapanangka of the Luritja people, and they were joined by Sammy’s brother-in-law George Rrurrambu Burarrwanga from the  Yolngu people. Murray provided rhythm guitar and...
  • Nina Simone – Why? (The King of Love is Dead)

    In 1968, right after the assassination of the great Martin Luther King, Nina Simone wrote the song Why? (The King of Love is Dead). Winner of a Nobel Prize for his incredible fight and achievements against racial discrimination in America, Luther King was loved and admired by those who believed...
  • Wasakara- Oliver Mtukudzi

    Oliver Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician whose career kicked off when Zimbabwe was still Rhodesia. At the time Robert Mugabe, now president of Zimbabwe since 1987, was fighting for the country’s independence. Mtukidzi earned his popularity by performing political songs that spoke of national pride, resistance and unity, and...
  • Why did Johnny Cash Wear Black?

    Johnny Cash is probably one of the most prominent artists of country and Rock N´ Roll from the 20th century.  His success was so big that he even has a museum dedicated to him. For me, what makes him special is his ability to transpire sentiment and true emotion...
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