With Netflix’s release of “The Great Hack” late July 2019, Tiffany Kwok reflects on the actions of Cambridge Analytica, and how the data scandal changed the way the world viewed social media data collection.
In Review: Chuck Norris vs. Communism
Did bootleg VHS tapes bring down Romanian communism? Benson Cheung reviews “Chuck Norris vs. Communism”.
In Review: Fighting ISIS
This week as part of NAOC’s Projecting Politics Film & Documentary Review, Ashley McIntyre reviews the VICE Special Report: Fighting ISIS.
In Review: My Son the Jihadi; How one family’s experience with extremism is not extreme.
My Son the Jihadi is a short documentary about Thomas Evans, a UK born man who travelled to Somalia to fight for Al Shabaab in 2011 at the age of 21. The film focuses heavily on the tremendous grief that the Evans family faced when they lost their son and brother to the Al Qaeda Read More…
Spotlight: Kat Argo and Her Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Ukraine Conflict
Jenny Yang reviews Kat Argo’s documentary ‘Polite People’ (2014), a fascinating look at the Ukraine conflict featuring interviews with pro-Russian foreign fighters.
Winter on Fire: Director Evgeny Afineevsky Discusses His Latest Film
Kelly Rahardja sits down with Evgeny Afineevsky, director of Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. His documentary about the 2013-14 Maidan protests in Ukraine won the People’s Choice Documentary Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.