A reader has contributed this obituary of the remarkable Cuban musician, composer and band leader Adalberto Álvarez.
Toronto International Film Festival 2021: Part 1
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), like every other global public event at present, took place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. A documentary about the 1971 Attica prison revolt was one of the more powerful films.
The film documents the odyssey of a group of workers who, having been stripped of all income by the Modi government’s pandemic lockdown, bicycle to their village in Bihar hundreds of miles away.
The Night Watchman tells the story of the Turtle Mountain tribe of Chippewa in North Dakota as they fight to survive the US government’s attempt in 1953 and 1954 to “terminate” them.