Official Secrets – BFI London Screening

I saw ‘Official Secrets‘ at the BFI London Film Festival last week and I absolutely loved it. I am genuinely not a big fan of Keira Knightly but she did a brilliant job in this movie. Official Secrets is a political drama about Katharine Gun, who worked at the GCHQ as a mandarin translator back in 2003. Have you hear about her? I am going to be honest here, I haven’t either before coming to this screening and I feel quite bad about this, actually. Check out below the director, Gavin Hood talking about Katharine’s story, and when he first … Continue reading Official Secrets – BFI London Screening

Unbelievable

Watch the new TV Show on Netflix, Unbelievable and then go and watch the below panel on Build. Unbelievable is an American drama based on a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado, starring starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever. The show dissects rape culture and the injustice that surrounds the victims. It also displays the mistreatment of the survivors by the police and the pressure they can put on you just because your behaviour isn’t what it should be… It is raw, it is honest and it is a female lead production showcasing how women survivors are … Continue reading Unbelievable

Rocks Screening at the BFI + Q&A

Rocks is a realistic, authentic portrait of growing up in London and navigating through high school every day life. It’s a female lead production, directed by Sarah Gavron, and written by Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson. For the first time in the London Film Festival History, the BFI Education Programme offered education screenings and events to young people across the UK and Rocks was one of this event. All the actors who appear in the film, are first time actors who were discovered through casting sessions at schools and who participated in months of workshops while preparing for their roles … Continue reading Rocks Screening at the BFI + Q&A

‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

Johnson is known for calculating the orbital equations for the trajectories of the Friendship 7 missions in 1961 and 1962, according to NASA. She plotted the path for Alan Shepherd’s 1961 journey to space as well as John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth in 1962, according to Biography.com. She also assisted in several Apollo missions. Read the Article at the WTHR website. Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Of course being male is the unmarked gender category. Men very often think: I don’t need to think about gender, because I have the right gender. I think it’s the strength in my capacity to read, interpret translate Homer. I’m … Continue reading Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and “Sula” and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher confirms. She was 88. “You can’t fly with regrets of yesterdays on your wings. You can’t fly if you’re still in love with that ex that’s bad for you. Give that shit up! You can’t fly if you’re afraid of standing up and taking power. Give that shit up! You can’t fly if you’re spending the time you should be using to fly on other less … Continue reading