Issue 100

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2017 / ISSUE 100 23 FILM The film showcases the activities of The White Helmets, a volunteer organisation who carry out dangerous search and rescue operations in the region. One-hundred and fifty-nine members of the organisation have been killed since their inception back in 2014, and yet, it's a safe bet that you haven't even heard of them because the mainstream media doesn't seem to care. Which makes the 'Last Men in Aleppo' an essential viewing. Whilst it's not exactly a pleasant experience, as it doesn't shy away from showcasing some of the more gruesome elements of the war, the bravery of the White Helmets absolutely needs to be known to the world. Most of us will probably never find ourselves in such a desperate situation, so it is truly inspiring to bear witness to the courage of these selfless men. If you feel like getting involved, you can donate to The White Helmets on their site 'Support The White Helmets'. Filming a documentary in one of the most war-torn regions in the world is certainly no easy feat, so director Feras Fayyad and Steen Johannessen deserve a ton of credit for their film 'Last Men in Aleppo'. Today's nuclear weapons are a "hundreds of times more powerful" than the ones "dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Erika Gregory goes on to estimate that even if 10 atomic bombs were used it would lead to the "end of all life on the planet." Yet globally we have over 15,000 nuclear weapons! The threat of nuclear war could be reduced by using the trillions of dollars used to make these weapons on feeding, educating and employing civilians. In her closing statement Gregory quotes Kennedy, "No problem of human destiny, he said, is beyond human beings." Even though these figures are worrying, Gregory reminds us, that together we can make a real difference. THE WORLD DOESN'T NEED MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS FEATURED TED 'LAST MEN IN ALEPPO' EXPLORES UNSUNG HEROES OF THE SYRIAN CONFLICT TOP FIVE UPCOMING FILMS These are the 5 must-see upcoming movies in 2017. 30th june - All Eyez On Me The biopic follows the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. From his early days in New York to his status as one of the world's most recognized and influential voices. 1st July - Access All Areas A group of unlikely teens team up to go on the run to an island music festival, leaving behind their dysfunctional families and the rules of the real world. 14th July - War Of the Planet Of The Apes After Caesar and his apes suffer unimaginable loses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. 21st July - City Of Ghosts The documentary follows the efforts of 'Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,' a handful of anonymous activists and journalists who risk their lives to document the atrocities committed by Isis in their homeland. 28th july - Girls Trip When four lifelong friends (Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett, Tiffany Haddish & Queen Latifah) embark on a journey to New Orleans for the annual 'Essence Festival', sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides revealed and there's enough romancing to keep you on the edge of your seat. When you combine that with the less than stellar reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, of which Wonder Woman serves as a prequel, and it seemed as though we may have had a disaster on our hands. Which is why I'm happy to announce that Wonder Woman is actually one of the best superhero films in years, DC or otherwise, and what makes it better, Wonder Woman is the first female superhero to get her own film in the DC series. After the grittiness of past DC Extended Universe films, having something noticeably brighter and more colourful almost feels like a breath of fresh air. Even though the film is set during WWI, we have a film which feels far more like a comic book brought to life than a gritty political thriller. Which just happens to have superheroes in it, and we couldn't be happier for that. Gal Gadot, in particular, deserves high praise for her charismatic portrayal of the 'Amazonian Warrior', and her chemistry with Chris Pine is nothing short of flawless. The last DC film adaptation featuring a female protagonist was the abysmal Catwoman back in 2004, so things were not looking great for Wonder Woman. WONDER WOMAN KICKS PATRIARCHY'S ASS

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