CAMFF 2019, Film Reviews

CAMFF 2019: Martha: A Picture Story

In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti appearing on the city’s subway carriages, in a time when the city saw it as just vandalism. Decades later she learns she’s become an unexpected icon of the street art…

CAMFF 2019, Film Reviews

REVIEW: System Crasher (CAMFF 2019)

Nine-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel) is rebellious, aggressive and unpredictable as she’s expelled from every foster home and special needs school she’s placed at, driving the people around her to despair. While child protection services try to find her a permanent placement, they assign Micha (Albrecht…

CAMFF 2019

CAMFF 2019: Hi, A.I.

A documentary about how robots and A.I. are being integrated into our private lives. Watching Hi, A.I. was a weird experience. Going into it, I was sure it was a documentary, but the way the film is shot it started to feel more like a…

CAMFF 2019, Film Reviews

CAMFF 2019: Talking About Trees

A documentary about four elderly Sudanese filmmakers who try to reopen a cinema and share their love of film in a country where film culture has all but been stamped out. Ibrahim Shaddad, Suliman Ibrahim, Eltayeb Mahdi and Manar Al-Hilo are the four filmmakers who…

CAMFF 2019, Film Reviews

CAMFF 2019: Wild Amsterdam

Wild Amsterdam is a nature documentary where adventurous urban cat Abatutu (voiced by Martijn Fischer) takes you on a tour of his city and narrates the sights and sounds of his home. Wild Amsterdam is a nature documentary unlike any I’ve seen before. It gives…

CAMFF 2019, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Official Secrets (CAMFF 2019)

True story of British whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) who, working for the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), leaked a document to the press about an illegal NSA operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Official Secrets is…