Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ridvan Is Everywhere! – Day 10: History & Healing — Baha’i Arts, Stories and Media

The “Is Everywhere” Collective, which brought us this wonderful online Naw-Ruz celebration, is celebrating the Festival of Ridvan! They are excited to provide family-friendly programming for all 12 days of Ridvan and this video features their program celebrating the 10th … Continue reading

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‘Growth comes from discomfort’— Director Kate Ryan Brewer Discusses ‘Knots: A Forced Marriage Story’ — Screen Queens

“I tend to think of myself as being connected to issues, and I care deeply about a range of issues, but I had no idea that forced and child marriage was still happening in the United States.” As independent filmmaker … Continue reading

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In Defence of Harley Quinn’s Fantabulous Costumes in ‘Birds of Prey’ — Screen Queens

This is how Dr Harleen Quinzel a.k.a. Harley Quinn was envisioned as when she first appeared in Paul Dini and Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series. These illustrations by Bruce Timm depict Harley Quinn in her initial and most iconic … Continue reading

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Mental Anguish and Professional Duty Take Centre Stage in Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ — Screen Queens

The decade long manhunt for elusive terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden by American forces was ready-made fodder for a rich screenplay. Kathryn Bigelow sets the record straight in Zero Dark Thirty, for a thrilling recreation of that definitive run-up to … Continue reading

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If It Weren’t for the White Saviour Angle, ‘Extraction’ Would Have Been Very Entertaining — Screen Queens

Time is of the essence in Sam Hargrave’s directorial debut Extraction. After building an impressive career off being a stuntman, Hargrave now takes the reins on the action-packed film adaptation of the graphic novel Ciudad based on a story by … Continue reading

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‘Mrs America’ is a Thoughtful Depiction of the Fight for Women’s Rights — Screen Queens

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced by activists in 1921 and was nearly passed in the 1970s; incredibly it was never successful. The amendment asserted that equality under law could not be denied on the basis of sex, … Continue reading

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Disney Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is a Magical Treat — Screen Queens

Medieval magic goes modern in the latest animated film by Disney/Pixar studios. The film sees Tom Holland and Chris Pratt teaming up again to bring to life a truly fantastical adventure the whole family will love. Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) … Continue reading

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