Music for Suffrage: scoring silent film with Lillian Henley

Composer Lillian Henley tunes into women’s rights to score a film compilation documenting women’s fight for suffrage Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film is a new archival compilation from the BFI featuring footage of women from the earliest days of film. It combines suffrage marches with comedies, and scenes of oppression with moments of empowerment. Lillian Henley … Continue reading Music for Suffrage: scoring silent film with Lillian Henley

Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Photographer Richard Mosse sheds new light on civil war in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in his eye-catching film project, The Enclave Civil war has been happening in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for many years. Since 1998, the nation has seen 5.4 million war-related deaths. But we seem to hear very little about it. … Continue reading Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Carleen Anderson: Grains of Dust

Watch jazz singer-songwriter Carleen Anderson’s video for Grains of Dust, a song about cultural disunity in the US Soul, gospel and blues are all important for Carleen Anderson, a Texas-born jazz singer. Plus James Brown is her Godfather, and Amy Winehouse was a big fan. Grains of Dust, written for the project Occupation: Five songs … Continue reading Carleen Anderson: Grains of Dust

Cerys Matthews: I Can’t Breathe

Watch Cerys Matthews’ powerful video for I Can’t Breathe, which reacts to killings of black teenagers by white police in the US In a country that prizes personal freedom, racism is still a very real problem, as the musician, DJ and founding member of Welsh band Catatonia, Cerys Matthews found when she lived in the … Continue reading Cerys Matthews: I Can’t Breathe

Bahia Shehab: A Thousand Times No

The artist explains the people of Egypt’s struggles from 2010–11, illustrated through street art Bahia Shehab was living in Cairo during the Arab Spring, a wave of protests in 2010 and 2011 that led to the overthrowing of many rulers in North Africa and the Middle East. Some people turned to graffiti to express resistance to … Continue reading Bahia Shehab: A Thousand Times No