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The Avengers who survived, two films about women young and old and a look ahead to DOXA

Avengers Endgame is poised to be quite possibly the biggest film of the year. So massive has been the anticipation and the pre-opening ticket sales. How is it? I caught it last night, so read on....
Somalis in Kenya fear persecution after Al-Shabaab terrorist attack

From Kitsilano to Kenya: a Somali fears persecution after Al-Shabaab attack

Al-Shabaab has killed more than 400 people on Kenyan soil, often citing Kenya’s “unspeakable atrocities” against ethnic Somalis and East African Muslims as the reason for their brutal retaliation.

International Women's Day: Wangari Maathai's story goes on through Wangari Maathai Day

As International Women's Day approaches, the African Union has announced that March 3rd, Africa Environment Day, will "henceforth be conjunction with remembering Prof. Wangari Maathai."  Calling...

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s most entertaining film in years. Also X-Men, Beijing Taxi, Orgasm Inc. and fun with exploitation pictures

Owen Wilson acts out Woody Allen’s words and artistic fantasies in Midnight in Paris. (read more)

On the frontlines of the fight against female genital mutilation

Although political mood is beginning to change, it is not that often we hear about the subject of female genital mutilation (FGM) in any great depth.  Most people in the West believe that female...