March 2021

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Tina the Film

On March 27, on HBO Documentaries, HBO Max

#WomensDay #IWD2021

“… International Women’s Day. What a wonderful reminder to all of us women: Never forget to stand up for yourself, your rights and your freedom. Be brave! You deserve the world.”

– Tina, International Women’s Month

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“If someone had told me as a little girl that one day, I would be a role model for women around the globe, I wouldn’t have believed it. Every day I receive messages from brave women who tell me their stories. I am so proud of each and every one of you! Happy #WomensDay, ladies!”

– Tina Turner, International Women’s Month



Persona

Taking a personality test can provide useful insights into our sense of self, but many may not realize how deeply embedded personality assessments are in everything we do. PERSONA explores the unexpected origin story of America’s great obsession with personality testing, uncovering the intriguing history behind the world-famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator while raising a slew of ethical questions and demonstrating how some personality tests may do more harm than good – like impacting online dating matches or job prospects. This eye-opening documentary reveals the profound ways that ideas about personality have shaped our society.

Produced by Dorothy Street Pictures in association with CNN Films.

Subscribe and stream: https://youtu.be/XWBXniurrA0


Genera+ion

genera+ion follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

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Zack Synder’s Justice League

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes.

Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

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The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny brings the poetry of Margaret Wise Brown and the illustrations of Clement Hurd to animated life for the first time. Featuring a restless little bunny who dreams of leaving home, the film is an exploration of love and childhood.

Featuring musical performances by Mariah Carey, Rosanne Cash, Kimya Dawson, Michael Kiwanuka, Ziggy Marley, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, and Rufus Wainwright.

Streaming March 25 on HBO Max.

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SERIES

HBO Family

Baketopia

Bakers face-off in cooking challenges each week to win a cash prize. Rosanna Pansino will be both hosting and judging.

Streaming March 25, only on HBO Max.

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SERIES

Documentaries

Allen V Farrow

#AllenVFarrow​​

A Hollywood scandal. A family tragedy. Allen v Farrow​​, a four-part HBO original documentary series from award-winning investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, premieres Sunday at 9 PM on HBO Max. ​

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Close Enough

Alex reminds us about the importance of human connection in a way only he can. The new season follows Josh, Emily, and the gang who continue to navigate adulthood while contending with haunted couches, bulbous horses, time-traveling whiskeys, and a literal houseguest from hell — all in their very own apartment.

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Beartown

The HBO Nordic original series Beartown​, based on the best-selling novel, is streaming on HBO Max from February 22.

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Godzilla vs. Kong | Official Trailer | HBO Max

Will humanity survive a clash of the titans? Watch the official trailer for #GodzillavsKong, coming to theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max.

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2019-20: Releases & Reviews

Inception

Certif. (PG-13)
Your mind is the scene of the crime. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this contemporary science fiction action film set “within the architecture of the mind.”
Written, directed and produced by Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige).

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A follow-up to 2008’s billion-dollar blockbuster is yet another visionary tale from a startlingly original filmmaker who continually raises the bar with every film he makes.

Film commentary here from the 2008 release.
Shooting in London, Paris, Tangiers, Calgary and Los Angeles, Nolan’s mind-bending film also stars Academy Award® winners Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard, in addition to Juno’s Ellen Page, Batman Begins’ Cillian Murphy and Oscar® nominees Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Tom Berenger (Platoon).
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Release date: 21 August 2020
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Tenet

Certif. (TBC)
An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Possibly about a man trying to prevent World War 3 through time travel and rebirth.

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Genre: Action
Cast members: John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Language: English

The Invisible Man

Certif. (R)

What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).
But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

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Genre: Thriller/ Drama
Duration: 2:40 mins
Released: 2020
Directed by: John Krasinski

The Day Shall Come

Certif. (15)
From director Chris Morris comes a comedy based on a hundred true stories.
In cinemas now. http://bit.ly/2Yt2MoB
See: https://www.thedayshallcomefilm.co.uk

An impoverished leader of a small religious commune in Miami, is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for an FBI agent, who plans to turn him into a criminal by fuelling his madcap revolutionary dreams.
Genres: Comedy
Duration: 1:27:37 mins.
Release: 2019
Watch the trailer here.

Ad Astra

Certif. (PG-13A)
An adventure of an astronaut’s visit into space and his challenges.
Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this, “absolutely enthralling” (Rolling Stone), sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

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Genres: Thriller/Suspense / Drama
Produced By: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Rodrigo Teixeira, Arnon Milchan
Duration: 104 mins.
Directed By: James Gray
Written By: James Gray & Ethan Gross
Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland

Weekly News: Necessary humanitarianism and the denial of it

 

 

Op-Ed | Health and Society

Nancy K. Sikah, 8th September 2020

 

 

The ‘cold’ is deliberately cruel and spiteful. This cruelty is in response to the unpaid debt of developing countries. The conflict in many is caused by economic and racial geographic tensions. These tensions have made society unstable socially. Politics is no longer the governance and is now decided by dissenters who were formerly a minority. These were the previously disapproved minority who were nationalist, controversial and marginalised as the majority were in favour of equality and diversity for the population. Currently, the situation has changed dramatically and there is a conflict between governance and dissenters who were under the governance of regulators.

The majority who previously complied with ethical and legal values are now in favour of a less equal and diverse society. In this new society the dissenters make ‘the rules’. It controversially, the opposite of regulatory values. It has affected so many areas of politics and regulatory organisations that it has impaired regulatory effectiveness. Negligence is now so severe that it has reached most regulatory organisations. The outcome is a less efficient, negligent governance with many of the population injured and neglected. Cruelty and exploitation is on a measurable scale for many regions worsening every month.

The new protest is for new regulations and a denial of the law, ending many of the old laws which reinforce social stability. It has been criticised as imposing on our national choices and national values. International politics has been criticised as the cause of unemployment, recession and a breakdown in families and national communities for countries. The response to this has been an aggressive protest through the mistreatment and abuse of the person and their possessions. It affects an individual’s everyday life. The ethics of diversity and equality has been denied in favour of a society ruled by nationalist prosperity and wealth. It disregards, an individual and country’s welfare and a population’s choice to participate with others in different countries.

No national regulations unless approved by the military dissenters. This includes the obligation to save lives. There is less obligation towards people who are not nationals or a national ancestry. Most welfare requests will not be approved. The new Individualism for ‘the dissenters’ is to assume and acquire the lives, and from the lives of others. International politics is for reserved for trade only, and international policy is ruled by currency.

 

The Argument

There will be no international relations.

No budget for international purposes

No international code of ethics

No international budget which would also affect the economy.

There are there are less obligations:

Difficult to find information and no information given.

Possible negligence.

Possible injury.

A changing subjective definition depending on the result that is preferred. No standard definition, ‘treating it differently’.

Varying levels of exploitation ranging from mild to severe.

No provisions and no obligation of welfare to preserve life.

In a military soldier’s ideal we would live as diplomats.1

In a diplomat’s ideal, they would be international diplomat’s in governance.2

When a country uses the rules against its own population, there are many more problems. Severe political conflict is normally with a different country. When there is internal conflict in a country, it threatens the population, affecting the lives of its own population. The extent of neglect is currently so dominating that many regions are fighting an internal fight to preserve their own legal and regulatory values that preserved their country. The dissenter’s individualism and domination is a noticeable loud and sometimes quiet civil war with residents and visitors. The majority have become disapproved by dissenters.

 

References:

1 Unamed, military soldier’s

2 Unamed diplomat

The Sound Crisis 2018 – 2019

 

The Femme Protects Life Campaign

2018 – 2019

 

Femme is a therapy support group for women who have been affected by trauma physically or emotionally. It is to compliment your post-clinical treatment and we offer complimentary therapies to assist your recovery. We have also contributed to a health strategy.

The Sound Crisis is about sound disturbances (hypersonic/ sonic attacks) which have affected many residents across London and the region of Europe. It has been linked to many symptoms of flu and COVID-19 which was officially stated in 2019/ 2020.

 

What are radiological attacks (hypersonic/ sonic attacks)?
Radiological/ Sound attacks can be classified as civil or political unrest which causes caused trauma injuries. Radiological attacks have been a public nuisances in some areas resulting in chronic injury.
You can order a booklet about the crisis and your recovery here.

The Femme campaign for the U.K. has ended you can read about our work here and by contacting us.

 

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We would like to thank the hospitals in the United Kingdom, who have contributed to improving the health and safety of patients who have been affected by the national crisis. Your valuable contribution, persistence and affiliation has made healthcare more accessible to many patients in the United Kingdom. We would also like to offer a big thank you to our volunteers.

 

If you are looking for a safe place or have moved and have a safety issue, contact your general hospital or council for advice. Assistance can be given to London residents just outside of the greater London area. 

 

In August 2020, we can confirm that consent has been given for a safer evacuation process and we arranged that U.K. residents can evacuate gradually once their new residence has been confirmed. (Until September)

 

A campaign formerly registered with the NHS, UK

Clean Air for All Day

#CleanAirForAll

 

Recently there has been noticeable changes in levels of clean air. CleanAirForAll hopes to reduce air contaminants with Clean Air Day on the 7th September 2020.
The air we breathe connects us. It knows no borders and envelopes and sustains all living things. Yet our relationship with this most basic lifegiving substance has changed.

Air pollution is now the greatest environmental threat to health, causing approximately 7 million premature deaths each year from diseases like stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. Many sources of air pollution also drive climate change and damages nature and ecosystems.
Together we can change this. The message of this first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is air pollution doesn’t have to be a part of our collective future. We have the solutions and must take the necessary actions to beat air pollution and provide #CleanAirForAll.

 

What you can do
The first observance of the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies provides an opportunity for each of us to combat air pollution. And you don’t have to wait until September 7 to act.
There are so many things that we can do, from cycling to work, to recycling non-organic trash, to pressuring local authorities to improve green spaces in our cities. Here are some other ideas:
  • turn off lights and electronics not in use;
  • check efficiency ratings for home heating systems and cook-stoves, favouring models that save money and protect health; and
  • never burn trash, as this contributes directly to air pollution.
What else can we do to tackle this problem? Share your ideas photos and video talking about your commitment goal on social media using the hashtag #CleanAirForAll on Twitter.

 

To support #CleanAirForAll don’t forget to sign up to receive updates!

Watch what happened to mark the International Day of Clean Air Day on: Femme Protects Life

 

Photo credit: by Samuel Silitonga

‘Nancy’ becomes a Sim – Sims4

 

‘Nancy’ becomes the inspiration for a Sim character. (Bottom right)

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“I am pleased to be the inspiration for a character, and a new addition to the world of Sims4!” – Nancy Sikah

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Pharrell Williams

For years artists and musicians have influenced campaigns that have changed lives. Have a look at the music artist who has an opinion on humanitarian issues and rights

Pharrell Williams – Brilliantly addressed the issue affecting generations affected by the conflict.

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Adidas – Superstar

To endure some experiences it may feel like this… but you have to keep going.


Humanitarian Rights

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It waws important to see that the right to religion is a human right.

 

“The greatest power of heaven and earth is thought.”

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