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  1. War children

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hope springs eternal claimed 18th century English poet Alexander Pope. But if it's going to have trouble being revived anywhere at the moment, it's in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a decade of war has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Musician Mick Jagger and actor Ben Affleck have collaborated on a short film ...

  2. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Which American soul singer was paralysed from the neck down after stage lighting equipment fell on him during a New York concert in 1990? 2. What small town is George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart, right) from in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life? 3. What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo formerly known as? 4. What type of food are chitterlings? a) pig's small ...

  3. New York

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is repressive.' Other movies on show this year include the feature-length War Witch. Directed by Kim Nguyen, it tells the story of a child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Human Rights Watch ...

  4. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'inclusive' republic in 27BC but survived another 400-odd imperial years in the West and, arguably, until 1453 in Constantinople. And if Venice became less democratic, it also faced new trade rivals, ... A nation's wealth has nothing to do with geography or ethnic values, the authors add, and prove so in a Michael Palin-esque flit up the Congo's River Kasai. Here, an inclusive tribe on one bank ...

  5. Debuts

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of the Democratic Republic of Congo; it means 'beyond appearances' in the country's Lingala language, a reference to the fact that five of the core members are paraplegics. The film began ...

  6. Queen of drama to leave Qin Jia Yuan's centre stage

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people between 2015 and 1949, the year Leung was born and the People's Republic of China was founded. That undertaking led Leung, 63, to announce on Tuesday that she would step down as chief ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Invisibles Five films revealing various situations that have been ignored in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic and Colombia. In Swahili, Spanish and English ...

  8. Republic of sounds

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou What is Taiwanese culture? This year's Taiwan Culture Festival promises to offer a less-than-conventional answer to that question. From October 29 right through to the end of November, a horde of performing groups and artists in music, fi ...

  9. A rare mix

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Magloire's background is every bit as curious a mix as her work. She was born to her half-Polish/half-Haitian mother in the Democratic Republic of Congo after her family was exiled from her ... in what Magloire calls 'a democratic marriage between the two styles'. Her frank, autobiographical lyrics consummate the union, but in truth the album works best when hip-hop ...

  10. The Founding of a Republic (DVD)

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui It has been said The Founding of a Republic will only appeal to people born after the 1980s who are keen on Chinese history, elderly citizens who lived through the cultural ... is where Mao plays with his daughters in a field full of flowers. This was meant to be war. The film isn't a bad way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic. And if you ...




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