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‘The Life Assignment’ Explores Displacement Through Defamiliarization of Language

"The Life Assignment" by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado’s examines the dissonance between original homeland and current residence.

‘Pieces of a Woman’ Offers a Remarkably Cohesive Narrative of Grief

Mundruczó’s “Pieces of a Woman” is a film about the intangible bridges burnt and built in the wake of emotional trauma.

‘His House’ Subverts our Expectations in Haunting Portrait of Emigration and Trauma

Both visually and narratively compelling, “His House” is an affecting portrait of trauma, guilt, and the refugee experience.

In ‘The Midnight Sky,’ Humanity is Doomed

In “The Midnight Sky” (which George Clooney also produced and directed) the battle is over before the film even starts. Earth is no longer a habitable planet due to a sudden unspecified disaster. Humans are still around, but it is only a matter of time before everyone dies out.

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‘Crisis en la gran ciudad’ — Politics and Punk in the ’80s

Where elsewhere, punk had somewhat moved beyond the idea that it had to be created under and necessitated by political turmoil, the scenes cropping up in Latin America were inextricably linked to the politics of the time.

The Unruly Poetics of Sight

The existential anxiety of the past months have challenged our personal and collective sense of sight.

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