5 Broken Cameras
Review by Dr Mark Zirnsak
5 Broken Cameras is a powerful and very moving documentary capturing the complexity of the conflict in Israel-Palestine. The story is told from the viewpoint of Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat. The Separation Barrier is being built ...
As soon as you mention Spong in any Christian circle, it seems you meet with an opinion. Mostly everyone talks about how much everyone else talks about him. John Shelby Spong is apparently quite notorious.
“All fiction is metaphor. Science fiction is metaphor. What sets it apart from older forms of fiction seems to be its use of new metaphors” – Ursula K. Le Guin
The cover design for the hardback edition of this collection of historical profiles carries an ominous hint for what lies within.
Man of Steel (PG13)
In a 1997 episode of The Simpsons, Reverand Lovejoy announces to his congregation: “I remember another gentle visitor from the heavens. Who came to earth… and then died… only to be brought back to life again. And his name was: E.T., the extra-terrestrial. I love that little guy.”
Mary Meets Mohammad
Review by Nigel Tapp
Mary Meets Mohammad is not simply another documentary demanding an end to indefinite mandatory detention for asylum seekers in Australia. What it shows is that, with time and access to the true facts, prejudices can be beaten and opponents turned into supporters. Armed with the truth, many people are willing to question ...
Solomon and Marion
By Lara Foot, Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 7 June to 20 July
Review by Penny Mulvey
South African playwright Lara Foot says we have to engage in the dark to live in the light. It is that desire that sits behind the latest MTC offering by Foot, Solomon and Marion. This beautiful, gentle ...