4 Docs about Art

January 2016 has been a particularly tragic month. Terrorist attacks in Turkey, Burkina Faso and Indonesia took the lives of many too soon. It is also the month where David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Ettore Scola, Edmonde Charles Roux, Leila Alaoui, to name only a few, passed away. We all die equal, but what remains to humanity is what we leave behind. Perhaps the most enduring … Continue reading 4 Docs about Art

Virtual Reality Will Make us Better Humans.

While pitching my next documentary film project at the Dubai International Film Festival , I came across a fascinating man with a fascinating project: Philippe Bertrand, a Brazilian interdisciplinary artist who is part of a collective working on an art meet neuroscience project called the Machine to Be Another. Quoting its website, the Machine to Be Another is “an open source art investigation on the relationship between Identity and … Continue reading Virtual Reality Will Make us Better Humans.

5 Docs to Understand Climate Change

The COP21 conference in Paris is almost over, but the implications of global warming aren’t going anywhere. Countless documentaries, good and bad have been made on the subject of climate change, and choosing 5 out of the bunch is no easy task, nor can it do them justice. But hey, last check we only have 24 hours in a day, and temperatures are still rising … Continue reading 5 Docs to Understand Climate Change

The Oscar’s Documentary Short List Unveiled

The 15 Documentary features considered for an Oscar nomination have been revealed, and I thought I would make my own list of favourites contenders for the Oscar Race. So here are my TOP 5 from the list, in no particular order: 1. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Based on Laurence Wright’s Pulitzer prize winner book by the same name, Alex Gibney’s new … Continue reading The Oscar’s Documentary Short List Unveiled

5 Docs to Understand Radicalisation

After the shock of the Paris attacks, time has come to educate ourselves on the path to radicalisation that has led young Muslims and converts to wage terror against civilian populations both inside and outside the “Muslim world”. I remain truly convinced that only when we understand the human factor behind the actions perpetrated by these young men, will we be able to devise effective … Continue reading 5 Docs to Understand Radicalisation