Category Archives: Film

Vertical Gardens and Reimagining Spaces

An interesting idea that’s been becoming popular in urban planning is that of vertical gardens. Gardens are planted above traffic on plinths, or on walls to create a solid green space in an area in which space is at a premium. … Continue reading

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Louise Erdrich novels

Recently finished reading Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love again, and saw a resemblance between Gerry Nanapush and Leonard Peltier which was not something I’d noticed the first time I read the novel a year ago. However, having had the … Continue reading

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Liminal Lives on Screen

The opening documentary of the 2010 Cork Film Festival was “A Good Day to Die”. Directed by David Mueller and Lynn Salt, it gives a fascinating account of the life of Dennis Banks who co-founder the American Indian Movement (AIM). … Continue reading

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