Arts & Culture

Berlin Film Festival: what happens to refugees' hopes?

What happens when a refugee's fears and dreams of a better future turn into something else? This is what films at this years BFF are taking a look at.

Syrian Refugees

Haneen: Exhibition of Syrian children's longings in war

Artists have come together to visualise poetry written by child refugees, giving form to the impact that the war has had on their young lives.


Berlin Film Festival: Indigenous voices in the spotlight

Stories showcased at this year's Berlin Film Festival explore the effects of colonisation, nuclear weapons, and climate change.

Asia Pacific

Thailand's female monks fight for recognition

'Bhikkhunis' and their monasteries are not legally recognised by Thailand's Buddhist leadership - or by the government - and do not enjoy state funding and other support the country's 300,000 male monks are granted.


'Once upon a time there was a language called Yakunte'

Fewer than 10 elders speak Yakunte, a language native to Kenya's Yaaku people that the UN has classified as 'extinct'.

Kenyan tribe readies for the death of its native tongue

Arts & Culture

The influence of Turkish films on Somalia's screens

Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

Asia Pacific

Modernisation project threatens iconic Philippine 'jeepney'

Jeepneys, a popular form of public transport throughout the Philippines, is facing threats to its survival.


BAFTA attendees wear black for Time's Up

The #MeToo and Time's Up campaigns against sexual harassment of women made their mark at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony in London.


The Black Panther pilgrimage

You think the Black Panther film is about "blackness"? No, it is about rage.

Elsie Eyakuze

by Elsie Eyakuze

Elsie Eyakuze

Arts & Culture

Is Black Panther co-opting African struggles against oppression?

Movie critics have praised the film, but cultural critics argue Marvel Studios, and its parent company Disney, may be exploiting black political and cultural movements for their own financial gain.

Arts & Culture

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.

Business & Economy

How Qatar-Gulf crisis developed up to the GCC summit

Here is how the Qatar-Gulf crisis developed day by day up to December 5.


Kosovo's tragedy: Village remains scarred 20 years on

Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence, but corruption and a stagnant economy give its people little to celebrate.


Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Crimean Tatars fear the Kremlin, after annexation, is chipping away at identity of the 250,000-strong Muslim ethnicity.

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Arts & Culture

Diversity under the spotlight at London Fashion Week

The fashion industry in the UK employs nearly 900,000 people and the 2018 London Fashion Week includes initiatives to protect those working in the almost $42bn business.