Gender equality is the idea where male and female are given equal opportunity within a social, educational and workplace setting. In a perfect world, this idea of equality would work seamlessly and it is only fair, right? However, we live in an imperfect world where the chips don’t always fall into place. Achieving this ideal is rather difficult as it requires control of the mentioned institutions and maintenance of policies which ensure gender equality. However, according to the United Nations, Mongolia has achieved a medium level of gender equality. Supposedly, some of the issues that the Australian society has, such as the gendered wage gap and the glass ceiling has not risen in Mongolian society. Continue reading “Gender Equality: Inherently Mongolian”→
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is a kind of tale that you would like to share amongst a group of bright-eyed children near a crackling fireplace and a Christmas spruce. There is something about this Charles Dickens’ classic novella that encapsulates the warmth and joy of Christmas. Based on the same book title “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” by Les Standiford, the film is vivid re-invention of a classic novel where it ventures to the imaginative mind of Charles Dickens. Continue reading “Film Review- The Man Who Invented Christmas”→
Compelling would be an understatement when it comes to describing “I Am Not Your Negro,” directed by Raoul Peck. Based on the unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House,” by James Baldwin, this incredibly thoughtful film essay which interweaves a mosaic of historical archives and modern day footage. With the soothing and mellow narration by Samuel L. Jackson, it tackles a galvanizing yet confronting subject matter of racism between the blacks and white people. Continue reading “FILM REVIEW-I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO”→
The thing about Asian period movies is that you probably expect a typical “I will avenge you” trope, which probably makes up fifty percent of the genre. Although “Blades of the Immortal” is not your average “I will avenge you” movie, rather it shifts the focus on the moral grey-areas of revenge and its repercussions and the cursed immortality. Directed by Takashi Miike, this film is said to be his hundredth, based on the manga of the same title, by Hiroaki Samura. It is a perfect choice for Miike to adapt the manga series, as it has more than its fair share of idiosyncratic characters, well-choreographed sword fighting scenes and bizarre weapons. Continue reading “Film Review- Blades of the Immortal”→
(For some reason, in the original link the author name of the article is “Hollie”. I swear I wrote this.)
It took a while, but Ali’s Wedding has set a unique precedent when it comes to translating the Australian immigrant story onto the big screen. Dubbed “Australia’s First Muslim Rom-Com,” it premieres on August 31st and based on Osamah Sami’s true and unfortunate events of his life in which he fabricated his medical entrance exam, got deported from America due to a play about Saddam Hussein and escaped from an arranged marriage to chase after the girl of his dreams. Continue reading “Film Review-Ali’s Wedding”→
Despite being cursed by the wrath of Sydney’s unpredictable weather, the Matilda, against all odds sailed the rippling tides of the Darling Harbour. Within it, an exciting event was waiting to transpire on the evening of 27th August 2017. It was the Welcome Dinner Cruise for Miss Multiverse Australia 2017, in celebration of the Top Ten Finalists that made it in the contest.
Miss Multiverse Australia is a new reality television show, which follows novice models through their trials and tribulations within Australian modelling scene. The format of this reality show proved to have a magnitude of success in America and South America over the last few years. Although it may look like Australian’s Next Top Model on the surface, the point of difference is that they are looking for Australian’s most multifaceted model. The contestants are not just pretty faces, but they need to prove they have an array of talent. Continue reading “Welcome Dinner Cruise Miss Multiverse AU ’17”→