PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE

“I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!” Last night Rayka Zehtabchi became the first Iranian woman to win an Oscar for her short documentary Period. End of Sentence. Her film, which is set in the rural Indian district of Hapur explores the effects of deep-rooted stigma surrounding menstruation, and the extraordinaryContinue reading “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE”

TEN METER TOWER

In 2017 Swedish filmmakers Maximilien Van Aertryke and Axel Danielson paid 67 people who had never jumped from a 10 meter diving board the equivalent of $30 to climb the tower and walk to the edge of the platform. But would they jump? A psychological battle is set. One where the diving platform of TenContinue reading “TEN METER TOWER”

LIFT

  Lift (2001) is Mark Issacs’ debut in Documentary film. It appears remarkably simple in its form, as it remains almost exclusively within the confines of a lift in an East London tower block. Issacs filmed the block’s residents in the lift over the course of two months for sometimes 8 hours a day. TheContinue reading “LIFT”