From Buildings to Blockbusters: Indian Filmmaker Prarthana Joshi on Her Unconventional Career Path

With a background in architecture, Prarthana Joshi never imagined she would be an award-winning filmmaker today. Since graduating from the New York Film Academy with a Master’s degree in filmmaking in 2013, she has worked on over 70 projects in different capacities. Her films have been screened at festivals all around the world, including the…

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Journey of the Adopted Self

Featured Image: Lacie Slezak This birthed body Put upon the library shelf. Fiction or non-           The perpetual, rhetorical question.   They selected me  From the self-help section. Checked me out –            The librarian peering over the rim of rosary-red glasses.   The first few chapters…

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Women at the End of the World

Featured Image: Robert Koorenny Ever since I was young, I’ve been aware of the environment’s fragility and how acute disturbances could elicit monumental changes. I credit most of this consciousness to natural disaster flicks, as juvenile and nonsensical as it seems. To maintain suspense and entertainment, these movies often speed up the severity of threats…

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Hasnain Ali: Producing Opportunities

Featured Image: Yekaterina Gyadu Hasnain Ali is a Pakistani-American Muslim actor and producer from Queens, New York. He has been in short films, web series, TV series, and feature films such as the 2017 romantic comedy Irritable starring Aaron Dake, Stefanie Bloom, Jessica Barrish, and more. Ali’s love for acting began when working in finance.…

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An Artist’s Reframing of the Past

On first viewing, Jody Paulsen’s textile collages displayed against the bright yellow walls of the SMAC Gallery in Cape Town appear to be a joyful celebration of life. I am drawn towards them, wanting to touch the multiple layers of felt, recalling childhood games and crafts. On closer examination though, I recognise deeper references to…

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I May Destroy You’s Snub Is About More Than Just Race

Early this month, the final selection for this year’s Golden Globes was announced. The nominations were some of the most notable films and television shows that encapsulated our screens in 2020 like The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, and so many more.  Among those nominated was Emily in Paris, a Netflix series following a young girl’s journey…

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Side Effects

Featured Image: Hanifa Abdul Hameed Over the sewing machine Among the steady hum  Of the needle gliding into the fabric I hear  ‘Ladkiyon ko zyaada nahi parhaana chahiye Unki soch badal jaati hai. Ladkiyaan zyaada parh leti hain Toh bahu banna bhool jati hain.’   Girls shouldn’t study too much Their way of thinking changes…

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