by Brian Bergen-Aurand Produced by the Children of Srikandi Collective, Indonesia/Germany/Switzerland, color, 74 mins., 2012. An omnibus documentary recalling the Mahabharata tale of the hero who is born a girl and becomes a boy, this essay film features nine queer women describing the paradoxes of non-normative life in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. There … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Much Ado About Fracking
Originally posted on Singapore Review of Books:
“Politics begins in disappointment”. So goes Simon Critchley’s useful aphorism. Naomi Klein’s version thereof could go “politics begins in missed appointments” – from the first warning shots about a “metabolic rift with nature” during the industrial revolution, through to burgeoning science about climate change from the likes…
Who Reads Foreign Influence?
by Brian Bergen-Aurand In 2014, Foreign Influence was viewed by about 6000 folks. Where do they all come from, you ask? Although folks clicked on Foreign Influence from 81 different countries this past year, most visitors arrived from these ten locations: 1. Singapore 2. United States 3. Brazil 4. Philippines 5. United Kingdom 6. Canada … Continue reading