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Human Rights Watch Film Festival (March 9 -18)

From March 9th to the 18th, a handful of locations around London, including the British Museum and The Ritzy in Brixton, will be screening films chosen for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. I’ve taken a look at the trailers for this year’s running, and there are some truly incredible stories to watch, with a strong emphasis…

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2016 Sony World Photography Awards: Current Affairs Shortlist

“If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart, that’s a good picture.” – Eddie Adams (American Photojournalist) The Sony World Photography Awards (April 22nd – May 8th, 2016) are one of my favourite art events of the year. This week, the shortlist for SWPA contestants were announced. Below…

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The Za’atari Project: Joel Bergner’s Art with Syrian Refugees

Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp, 2014, “I dream of…” Joel created this mural during an arts and education initiative with local kids, who participated in the painting of this mural, expressing their dreams for the future. Project partners included AptART, ACTED, Mercy Corps and UNICEF. Photo by AptART Over the past few years, the Za’atari refugee…

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Emily Packer Reports: My Week in the Jungle (Short Documentary)

By now, most of you have probably heard of “The Jungle.”  Jude Law visited a few days ago. Shakespeare’s Globe performed Hamlet there.  And just yesterday, a mob of activists smoke bombed Shoreditch House in East London, where the French Ambassador was meant to speak, in protest of the upcoming Jungle evictions. For whatever reason, The Jungle is…

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5 Environmental Documentaries that Will Inspire You

Its hard to convince people to watch an environmental documentary. And I get why. A lot of them are pretty depressing. It’s hard to swallow the science that we’re currently destroying the environment as we know it, and that not nearly enough is being done to change that. However, not all environmental documentaries will leave you…

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Job Search: Where to Look for International Development Jobs

This is an area that I’m constantly monitoring. After a lot of clicking and searching, I’ve narrowed down the best places to look for jobs in the international development sector. So whether you want to work as a Finance Officer in Yemen or an Emergency Programme Manager in Turkey, start browsing through the links below…

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Rated P: Poo-rific Sugarless Gummy Bear Reviews

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Tick Tock: 3 Kickstarter Film Projects You’ll Want to Support Now

“CLANDESTINE follows Emmanuel and Olu who are Snatched from their home by militia and transported to a Libyan detention centre where refugees are regularly held and extorted for money. Massively overcrowded with no sanitation, The Couple find their new surroundings a jarring contrast to the life they lived before Libya descended into war. When the…

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10 Quotes: Words of Wisdom from Angelina Jolie

1. I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don’t like that. It’s great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you’re worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive. 2. Different is good. So, don’t fit in. Don’t sit still. Don’t ever try to…

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Magnificent Baby: The Easiest Way to Dress Your Baby in Style

    When my adorable little Archiebear was born, my friends and family kindly gave us some of the most incredible baby clothes. As it turns out, the most elegant little numbers seem to have a minimum of about thousand minuscule buttons that you’re meant to fasten all while your baby either screams, kicks you, or tries…