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From Arabia to the world: A universal message in “Arabian Alien”

From Arabia to the world: A universal message in “Arabian Alien”

Darian Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

“Arabian Alien,” a film written and directed by Meshal Aljaser, analyzes the lack of freedom in Muslim countries through the lens of homosexuality. Without risking an ethnocentric approach, the substantial differences between the Western and Eastern countries regarding cultural and sexual practices ...

‘Epicentro’: Philosophy through the eyes of Cuban children

'Epicentro': Philosophy through the eyes of Cuban children

Liz Leyva and Darian Hernandez

February 18, 2020

To Hubert Sauper, Academy Award nominee in 2004, his documentary “Epicentro” is about utopia, childhood, memory and cinema. The Austrian filmmaker spent three years, from 2016 to 2019, capturing the life of a few families within a marginal section of Old Havana, Cuba, to explore these vast philosophical...

‘VR Free’ a new method to improve mental health among prisoners

'VR Free' a new method to improve mental health among prisoners

Liz Leyva, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

For some, one of the most enjoyable experiences at the Sundance Film Festival is watching virtual reality movies. Unlike traditional films, virtual reality (VR) offers a total immersion in the filmmaker’s world, recreating scenes from all possible angles. A headset and a rotating chair allow the audie...

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