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Mourning and merriment in a slice of Jamaican-British life

'Nine Night' is hyphenated, double-barrelled fun because it’s about a Jamaican-British family. So that’s two cultures to treasure and mock.
from Daniel Nelson on Feb 14, 2019.

The clock is ticking

Move over Scandi noir, hello refugee noir.
from Daniel Nelson on Feb 7, 2019.

A story of love, intimacy, family and ageing – and constipation

When 93-year-old América falls out of bed, her life changes for the better.
from Daniel Nelson on Feb 7, 2019.

A satirical welcome mat

Few who opposes refugee arrivals will be converted by ''Welcome To the UK', but for the rest of us it's fun.
from Daniel Nelson on Feb 1, 2019.

A weight on her shoulders

'On Her Shoulders' is an unsensational look at a former ISIS sex slave as she embarks on a relentless round of visits and speeches to generate action on behalf of her Yazidi community.
from Daniel Nelson on Jan 26, 2019.

Double trouble in Syria and Nazi Germany

An anti-Assad graffiti artist who flees for her life, a social conscience photographer who swaps floods for floodlights, two Jewish sportswomen fighting for a place in Hitler’s 1936 Olympics: the Arcola scores again.
from Daniel Nelson on Dec 11, 2018.

No, Mr President, these jet engines shall not pass

'Nae Pasara'n is a tearjerker – if your tears are jerked by four elderly Scots trade unionists who stopped a production line in 1974.
from Daniel Nelson on Dec 6, 2018.

'She gives birth, she is pregnant, she bleeds.' Judge for yourself

Palestine's Chief Justice laughed when lawyer Kholoud Al-Faqih told him she wanted to become a judge in the Shari'a court – the first woman in 1400 years.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 29, 2018.

From one killing field to another

"Over 100,000 elephants and rhinos were killed in the course of making this film," proclaims 'The Last Animals' as the credits roll.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 25, 2018.

Shakespeare's fellow travellers: 'Why, this man IS Othello'

Shakespeare is dead. But his theatre still stands. And two African actors talk their way onto the Globe stage and award-winning performances.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 10, 2018.