A dead boy, a refugee from Syria, found lying face down on the beach in Turkey. 52 people found dying in the Sahara, after being abandoned by smugglers and a lot more being murdered or killed by dehydration, hunger, or falling off overloaded trucks. These are just two of the thousands of terrible things that […]

In the novel, “Mister Pip,” written by Lloyd Jones, the main character we get to know is Matilda. She is retelling the story of her adolescence, growing up on the island during a period of war, and blockade. She lives with her mother, Dolores, who is a strict Christian, her father, however, lives in Australia, […]

“The Girl Who Beat ISIS,” written by Farida Khalaf is the true story of herself when she was kidnapped by  ISIS fighters. In August of 2014, a normal Yazidi girl named Farida living in the mountains with her family of Northern Iraq, had to experience the pain and suffering of her village being attacked by […]

The film I viewed was “Billy Elliot” directed by Stephen Daldry. This film told the story of a young boy named Billy who’s one pure wish was to dance, but his father did not support this decision, he wanted him to do boxing or a sport that highlighted men. This film highlighted many stereotypes that […]

The film, “Schindler’s List,” directed by Steven Spielberg is a powerful film. The story is based on the German industrialist, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life rescuing 1200 Jews from the gas chamber during the Holocaust period. Initially he saw the Jews as being used for cheap labour. When he first came to Krakow, he […]

“Nujeen,” written by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb, is the unique story of Nujeen Mustafa, the girl who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. This does not stop her from travelling from war-torn Syria in her wheelchair in search of a new life. When someone asks me who I think is the one person that […]

The film, “Schindler’s List,” directed by Steven Spielberg is a powerful film. The story is based on the German industrialist, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life rescuing 1200 Jews from the gas chamber during the Holocaust period. Initially he saw the Jews as being used for cheap labour. When he first came to Krakow, he […]