Keep my composure

It hasn’t been the best of times. In mid-May I fell ill for a month – and just as I was recovering, I fell ill again. It’s been physically exhausting, and left me sapped of strength. Even when I’m sick, even when I’m tired, I work. I push...

Back to reality: Citizenfour

Laura Poitras does not make beautiful documentaries. She doesn’t use slick titles, clever little animations or gorgeous music. Poitras doesn’t appeal to your heart: she goes straight for the brain. She won’t win you over with a convincing narration...

Back to reality: The oath

Each week, I’m sharing one of my all-time favourite documentaries here with you. This week’s documentary is Laura Poitras’ The Oath. In 2013, Edward Snowden – NSA whistleblower and one of my personal heroes –  selected...

Back to reality: My country, my country

I watch a lot of documentaries. Last year, I began recommending some of my favourites here on my blog, and it’s time I got back in the habit. Each week, I’ll be sharing one of my all-time favourite documentaries with you. This week’s documentary is...

Stopping the unstoppable

Each year for the past three years, the anti-trafficking organisation Walk Free has released a Global Slavery Index – that is, an estimate of women, men and children around the world living as victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Their latest figure...

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