Magazine article New Internationalist

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Magazine article New Internationalist

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FILM (in cinemas) With extraordinary access to the Moroccan courts, Deborah Perkin's rousing doc Bastards follows Rabha, an illiterate woman whose daughter is 'illegitimate'. Living daily with social rejection and discrimination, and with help from a radical Casablanca women's charity, Rabha fights to win full legal rights for her daughter.

Rebecca Zlotowski's brilliantly empathic and tense Grand Central is a stark and steamed-up drama amongst low-paid, risk-taking labourers at a French nuclear power plant. Argentine Lucia Puenzo, writer and director of the ground breaking XXY, about an intersex teenager, has now filmed her own novel, Wakolda (The German Doctor), about Nazi vivisectionist Joseph Mengele's opportunist experimentation in post-War Patagonia. It's a brilliant, thought-provoking, unsettling thriller.

MUSIC Sudanese musician Alsarah is back with a new band, the Nubatones, and Silt (Wonderwheel Recordings) is their first recording together. It's a warm mix of off-kilter beats and what she herself calls 'East African retro pop'.

Rwandan Cecile Kayirebwa is now based in Brussels, but her stunning album Imyaka 20 Ishize (20 Years Later) remembers that country's most terrible days. To underline these songs of peace, her beautiful song, 'Ubutumwa' (The Message), is available as a free download from: nin.tl/1tO43eW

BOOKS Can men be 'feminist'? Is there a part for them in the feminist revolution? Such vexed questions are among those tackled by Nikki van der Gaag in Feminism & Men, published by Zed Books in August. …

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