If Disney channel made a horror movie (and it was painfully bad)
This short is simple but it is nuanced, effective and extremely relatable. While watching young Iranian girls get teased for their looks and heritage by their white-American peers is painful and heartbreaking, the film is ultimately a sweet one, focused mainly on friendship and family and staying true to oneself. Yasamin's family (who are also clearly her closest friends) are supportive and never make her feel ashamed of the way she looks BUT they also understanding of ways she wants…
Absolutely heartbreaking but also absolutely beautiful (with so much wonderful music). Some of the most visually striking films come out of North Africa, in my opinion.
One thing I was thinking about while watching this film, was the way Western filmmakers make films based in the SWANA region (as well as Central and South America) yellow-tinged. It’s meant to invoke the feeling of the sun, the heat the desert (in theory, that is) but they get it all wrong (because…
I really enjoyed this film. My interest spurned from an fascination with abandoned malls and major retailers. To watch one in the process of dying is weird and fascinating. As much as I hate being in malls myself, Jasper Mall shows how important these centers can be to people in a small city like Jasper, AL. It's where the domino players congregate for their regular game, where older folks walk every morning, where people house their small businesses and teenagers…