Magazine article New Internationalist

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Magazine article New Internationalist

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On dvd there's Brilliante Mendoza's Slingshot, is a superb, sympathetic, hard-hitting feature about poverty, desperation and street crime in Manila.

Laura Poitras's The Oath (above), films Osama Bin Laden's talkative former bodyguard in Sanaa, Yemen, chatting in his taxi, playing with his son, and lecturing young men on jihad. America looms large - as does the anger of local people for those who accord them no significance.

On the web, Asian's Dub Foundation's video, A History of Now, is a heart-firing, foot-tapping homage to the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings http://nin.tl/g9uk2g

A new animation, When the Dust Settles, amazingly manages to explain the complex dangers of depleted uranium in just six minutes. Clear, level-headed, compelling and brilliantly concise http://nin.tl/gThvye And finally, don't, whatever you do, miss Darth Vader jamming on the harmonica: http://nin.tl/hHNFWy

New books include Brown Skin, White Masks (Pluto Press), Hamid Dabashi's timely, provocative and salutary study of how intellectuals who migrate to the West are used by the imperial power to misrepresent their home countries. …

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