Arriving in style: Actress Nhã Phương is present at Cannes Film Festival 2018 to show her short film Infill and Full Set. — Photo ngoisao.net Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese actress Nhã Phương has appeared at the Cannes Film Festival to screen short film Infill & Full Set at Festival Corner. The film is the first short that Phương has produced. She also plays the main role. The 14-minute film is about a Vietnamese woman who immigrates to Britain illegally. She is pregnant and doesn’t know which way to turn. She has to use false identification to try to get employed at a nail salon, but unfortunately, on her first test day her services get her into trouble. "The short film brings me to Cannes," said the actress. "I have a chance to meet and get experiences from filmmakers from over the world. I hope to get access to new perspectives and unique filming styles. I aim to use this to be able to set my own path in … [Read more...] about Nhã Phương debuts in Cannes as producer
Another Rutgers University student was found dead on campus Monday, making it the second death in the span of one week at the New Jersey college. In both instances, foul play is not suspected, university officials said. Kyle Gotchel, a sophomore business major, was found outside Hardenbergh Hall dorm on the New Brunswick campus on Monday. Residents of Hardenbergh Hall received an email from university officials Monday morning, informing them of Gotchel's death. “We regret to inform you that there has been a loss in our community. Kyle Gotchel passed away early this morning,” the email from a residence life coordinator read.On Friday, Akash S. Taneja, a graduate student in medicinal chemistry, was found dead on Rutger's Busch Campus in Piscataway, the university told students in an email. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing Taneja's death.Neither death is considered suspicious at this time, however causes of death are not yet known. … [Read more...] about Second Rutgers University student found dead on campus
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Aasavri Rai May 6, 2018 2:59 pm Change Font Size The 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75th Venice International Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change. The Programme The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights … [Read more...] about EIUC & CHRA’s 13th Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School [27th Aug-5th Sept]
John Redwood Conservative MP and visiting professor at Middlesex University 11 April 2018 • 12:00pm Universities at their best are places for informed debate and open minds. We have world-class institutions in the UK. When I return to academia, I look forward to meeting expertise, knowledge, longer-term, more balanced views and new ways of seeing things. I also look forward to the UK developing a more positive, outward-looking universities policy as we leave the EU, recognising the global nature of modern scholarship. Our universities have much to offer and many excellent scholars. As we earn more of our livings from the knowledge economy, they will become ever more important. In referendum debates I attended in universities, I hoped the Remain disputants would be well versed in the grand project... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time … [Read more...] about It’s time our world-class universities asked tough questions of the EU
RECENT years have seen an alarming rise in the number of acid attacks taking place in the UK - with London seeing a particularly severe spike. There are plans to further restrict the sale of corrosive substances — but why are such brutal attacks on the rise? Let's take a look at the disturbing trend. How common are acid attacks in the UK? The UK has one of the highest rates of acid attacks per capita in the world, according to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI). It claims the country does not have "tight controls on acid sales" or "legislation specific to acid attacks". ASTI's figures reveal the number of recorded attacks have increased more than two-fold from 2012, when there were 228 recorded crimes, to the 601 attacks in 2016. Last year was widely regarded as the worst ever with more than 400 incidents reported in the six months to April 2017 alone. Where are acid attacks being carried out? London has emerged as a hot spot for acid attacks in recent years, with … [Read more...] about Acid attacks in the UK – is London the worst affected and where else have they been carried out?