Based on a true story, this film shows how ordinary people can show extraordinary courage in the face of oppression. Otto and Elise Hampel lived in Berlin during the second World War, after suffering a devastating loss, they began a simple but terrifying campaign of resistance. Acting entirely alone, they began to write propaganda postcards... Continue Reading →
Why a ‘true version of events’ is hard to judge. Film review of ‘Jackie’.
Have just caught up with the recent film "Jackie" a portrayal by Natalie Portman of Jacqueline Kennedy in the weeks immediately after her husband's assassination. It's a powerful and thought-provoking portrayal of grief but it's also a story about how we construct stories. There are several ways in to this story: firstly we see the... Continue Reading →
Why doing things badly might be a good idea
I'm doing two things badly at the moment: dieting and exercise. For the last three weeks, I have committed myself again to that most miserable of disciplines: dieting which for the sake of my health, simply has to be done. I never used to find exercising tedious but now that my various aches and pains... Continue Reading →
Guest blog ‘Just Do It’ by Jo Cleary
For anyone who has ever thought about writing or setting up a blog, encouragement along the way http://www.radicallovejourney.com/justdoit/