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A Letter from Cinema Politica

The act of creating art is inherently political. Those who put paint to canvas are disseminating images that are loaded with associative potency. Some artists do their best to conceal this political commitment by emphasising they are solely concerned with aesthetic splendour (see: Vivid Festival). Others choose to be more upfront – to critique, reconcile…

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Citizenfour: meet NSA whistleblower Snowden

Cameron Caccamo watched Citizenfour in Canberra with over 20 Members of Parliament. Last year, Attorney-General George Brandis introduced legislation to Parliament which, if passed, would require telecom companies to retain metadata for two years. Last week, in the 100-seat Parliament House theatre located just next door, politicians and journalists gathered to watch an advance screening…