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The Handmaid’s Tale: A Disturbing Dystopia

Originally published in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaids Tale was turned into a chilling TV adaption in 2017, that Atwood herself described as disturbing. Targeting tough themes like fertility, repression, mutilation and suicide, the novel depicts a theocratic dystopian society in which the United States has been taken over by Christian extremists and women have […]

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‘2040’: the documentary with an uplifting perspective on climate change

A year ago, would you know one person who owned a keep cup? Now it seems like in today’s environmentally woke world every second person has some sort of thermostat iteration for their daily soy flat white. Terrifying images and conversations of how our cars, diets and now even the plastic straw are destroying the […]

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Australian documentary exposes the dark underbelly of animal agriculture

Dominion, a new Australian documentary featuring footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses across the country, is set to launch in Canberra on the 17th of April. The feature-length film will premiere to a sold-out audience in Melbourne later this week, and provides a comprehensive account of the numerous ways that animals are used and abused in Australia. It ultimately draws […]

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Witches and Faggots, Dykes and Poofters: A Review

In celebration of the 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival and the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the National Film and Sound Archive (NSFA) recently showcased the restored 1980 documentary Witches and Faggots, Dykes and Poofters. Director Digby Duncan tells the history of the very first Mardi Gras, which occurred on the evening of the 24th of June 1978. […]

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Black Panther Review: Why Representation Matters

Marvel’s latest superhero film Black Panther hit the big screens earlier this year, quickly breaking records as the top grossing film in history with a majority black cast, and black director. The film centres around the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Outside of the secretive nation, it’s presumed to be a struggling third-world country. In actuality, Wakanda is […]

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