Film views: addiction flicks in the age of recovery

Film views: addiction flicks in the age of recovery

By Uma Anyar IF MOVIES about alcohol and drug addiction are hard to watch, why do we do it? The answer is personal and varied for each of us. Perhaps there is common ground in the human desire to better understand our fellow beings and ourselves. Interestingly,...
Replicating reality: facts, fiction and history

Replicating reality: facts, fiction and history

By Uma Anyar How do movies such as The Queen and The Iron Lady, both masterful bio-pics about remarkable female figures (Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher), affect our notions about these women as leaders? Leader. A word that functions only in tandem with its...
Film views: Amour – an existential drama

Film views: Amour – an existential drama

By Uma Anyar “Amour” challenges us to consider the toughest decision two lifelong partners would ever have to make. For example, if a loved one asked us, would we be capable of merciful euthanasia? And, that question leads to others. What is more important – our...
Cyberspace

Cyberspace

By Julie Silvester   Yes, its cool to hang out in cyberspace From your chair make friends across the human race Buy all you need without leaving your home base The world’s small through the lens of this virtual place You don’t need ‘reality’ any more Don’t need...
Where there be wisdom

Where there be wisdom

What’s in the forest other than integrity? The whisper of the greenery is the sounds of cascading waterfall, the love songs of elated cicadas play beside hairs of the vines the voice of the voiceless   What’s in the ocean other than clarity? The crystal-clear...
Communicating in the time of the internet

Communicating in the time of the internet

By  Uma Anya “We lived on farms and we moved to cities, and in the future we’ll be living on the Internet!” The Social Network (2010) Time is relentlessly forward looking, and the present is continuously changing. It is mystifying that we humans manage to ignore all...