The Shape of Water is all about society’s many ‘others’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 7, 2018


On the flight from London to Washington, we watched ‘The Shape of Water’. Just hours after we reached the American capital, we heard the news we expected. Guillermo del Toro’s fairytale, which addressed grotesque difference, disability, machismo and geopolitics, had swept top honours at the Oscars. It was hardly a surprise but for a while … Continue reading “The Shape of Water is all about society’s many ‘others’”

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Haitian dollar. Haiti’s Oscar. Raoul Peck?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2013


All eyes on the Oscars tonight but many might want to look sideways, away from the hype, the hope and the inevitable hysteria – at an offering that doesn’t seem likely even to achieve release in the theatres and may only show at viewings sponsored by the very non-governmental organizations it skewers! Clearly, we’re not … Continue reading “Haitian dollar. Haiti’s Oscar. Raoul Peck?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK