Archive for July, 2012

July 31, 2012

As a precis of the problems with the legal system governing occupied Palestine, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s documentary is effective; as a call to arms against an unjust system, it’s emotive and persuasive.

July 31, 2012

And What Remains By Miria George, directed by Abby Maori women have been given a choice: sterilization in exchange for their citizenship or exile. What began as a ‘liberal’ health scheme (semi-permanent sterilization for up to two years insuring children are only borne by economically stable families) has turned public conceit (it is, in fact, [...]

July 31, 2012

BULLY Dir: Hirsch Reviewed by Adam Goodall Actually saw this a couple of weeks ago at a media screening (fancy). Hirsch’s doco gives a really incisive and heart-rending look at the way bullying affects its victims and the way parents and schools try to brush it under the rug and turn to the victims to [...]

July 30, 2012

UNION, Y U SO SNEAKY? NZUSA has “reaffirmed” its stance in support of the Keep Our Assets referendum, claiming that supporting a referendum explicitly seeking a specific policy change does not amount to supporting said policy change. Confusion arose when NZUSA Vice-President, Arena Williams told Salient that member students’ association presidents had been consulted on [...]

July 30, 2012

Holla Roxy. So, I’ve been seeing this girl for a couple of months, and it seemed to be going really great. Suddenly though, last night, I got this text from her telling me it was over. I feel really shit, Roxy, and I think she’s been a total bitch about it. Is it OK to [...]

July 30, 2012

Whitby-based filmmaker Sam Kelly may not be familiar to many film-goers, but with his latest short film he seems set to make a name for himself as one of the very best of New Zealand filmmakers.

July 30, 2012

A JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE MONEY-HOLE The University is currently surveying students on the Student Services Levy, a compulsory fee which is used to pay for non academic services. The online survey closes on July 31. The Ministry of Tertiary Education made it compulsory for universities to consult students on any changes to the levy [...]

July 30, 2012

All Hail Kim Dotcom In December last year, the name “Kim Dotcom” would have meant little to the majority of New Zealanders. A raid on the former Chrisco mansion in late January by Police acting on the direction of US authorities changed all that. Since then, Dotcom has become a (or, for some, ‘the’) recurring [...]

July 30, 2012