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Héctor Abad Gómez was a prominent Columbian doctor, university professor and human rights activist. He is responsible for the foundation of the Colombian National School of Public Health and pioneering a number of public health programmes for the poor in Medellín. During his later life, his focus shifted towards tackling the injustices within his country; …

As we have seen on many occasions over the last few decades, the relationship between coach and athlete can readily be abused. Parents give their children into the hands of professionals on the understanding that they will act as responsible adults for the duration of their guardianship. In extreme cases, such as the Larry Nassar …

Communism, like its Marxist foundation, is one of those political ideologies which sounds great in theory but in practice always seems to be twisted to suit whoever is in power. During the Cold War, the word was wielded by many to symbolise some kind of utopian alternative to capitalism, where everyone is equal and works …

In the film industry, there is no one quite like Roy Andersson. The Swedish director has the most distinct and unique voice in modern cinema. There are few, if any, filmmakers whose work is so instantly recognisable and so consistently surprising. He has been a part of the independent film furniture since he swept the …

When Parasite won the Best Film at the 2020 Academy Awards, it became the first non-English language film to perform this feat. However, director Bong Joon-ho has been thrilling audiences for twenty years since his feature debut, Barking Dogs Never Bite. Snowpiercer, Okja, Mother and The Host have wowed festival audiences and indie film fans. …

Today, us Brits seem to have a love/hate relationship with our traditional seaside resorts. With the elemental power of the sea and beautiful coastal walks comes the faded and crumbling glamour of the glory days and the sound of deserted arcades.  Cheap airfares and package holidays marked a steep decline in their popularity. Leaving in …

Joanna Hogg is undoubtedly one of the most unusual and singular voices working in British cinema today. Her work resides in the world she knows. A world of privilege, art and wealth. Whilst this approach is undeniably refreshing, it has come in for criticism. However, her work to date, Unrelated, Archipelago and Exhibition, demonstrate an …

The refugee crisis has captured the imagination of many film-makers from around the world. Most directors have concentrated on the migrants themselves. Their plight, which has received extensive coverage across news channels and media outlets, has formed the basis of countless narrative and non-fiction films. However, the best way to tackle and issue isn’t always …

There are very few, if any, directors working in European cinema today who can hold a torch to Paolo Sorrentino when it comes to exuberance, glamour and style. The Great Beauty and Youth both demonstrated what an eye the Italian has for flair and the big set-piece. The Young Pope illustrated his unique vision for …

Since the Partition of Palestine in 1947 in order to create a Jewish State, tensions have been high within the region. Whilst most film-makers focus on the conflict or the plight of the Palestinians, the impact on ordinary Israelis rarely gets any coverage outside of Israel. When children turn 18 they are conscripted into the …