BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HONORS DAHOMEY DOCUMENTARY ON LOOTED AFRICAN ART

French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop celebrates in Berlin with the Golden Bear for Best Film awarded for the documentary, Dahomey. Sun 25 February 2024: The top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival went to Mati Diop’s Franco-Senegalese documentary Dahomey, which explores the complex issues surrounding Europe’s return of looted treasures to Africa. At a lavish […]

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RAPPER KANYE WEST APOLOGIZES TO JEWISH COMMUNITY FOR ANTISEMITIC REMARKS HE MADE IN 2022

Tue 26 December 2023: For a slew of antisemitic comments he made in 2022, Kanye West offered apologies to “the Jewish community.” In a statement posted in Hebrew on his Instagram account, where he has 18.2m followers, he wrote (as translated by Google): “I sincerely apologise to the Jewish community … It was not my intention […]

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OLIVIA COLMAN AMONG 1300+ ARTISTS ACCUSING INSTITUTIONS OF PALESTINE CENSORSHIP

Fri 01 December 2023: More than 1,300 artists, including Academy Award winning Olivia Colman and Olivier Award winners Harriet Walter and Juliet Stevenson, have signed an open letter addressed to the arts and culture sector, that accuses cultural institutions in Western countries of “repressing, silencing and stigmatising Palestinian voices and perspectives”. Other signatories include BAFTA […]

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‘SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION FOR ME’: HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS MELISSA BARRERA

Thu 23 October 2023: Melissa Barrera, who was axed from a Hollywood movie earlier this week for her pro-Palestine posts, said “silence is not an option for me”. Following the news of her firing from a Scream sequel, Barrera wrote on Instagram: “First and foremost, I condemn antisemitism and Islamophobia. I condemn hate and prejudice […]

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HOLLYWOOD ACTORS REACH DEAL WITH STUDIOS TO END STRIKE

Thu 09 October 2023: Hollywood actors have reached a tentative agreement with major studios to end a months-long strike that has halted the production of hundreds of films and television shows. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) said on Wednesday that its strike would end at midnight (08:00 GMT on Thursday) after negotiators reached a preliminary deal on […]

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ANGELINA JOLIE: GAZA IS RAPIDLY TURNING INTO A MASS GRAVE

Thu 02 October 2023: The Israeli forces recently conducted an airstrike on the Jabalia Refugee Camp in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Following the attack, globally renowned actress Angelina Jolie broke her silence. Renowned for her advocacy on behalf of the United Nations, Jolie emphasized that the civilians were intentionally and consciously targeted […]

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ACTOR SCARLETT JOHANSSON TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST AI APP THAT USED HER LIKENESS

Thu 02 October 2023: Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against an AI application that used her name and likeness without her permission in an AI-generated advertising. The 22-second ad, posted by an image producing software called Lisa AI: 90’s Yearbook & Avatar on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, uses real footage of […]

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