A new generation of young Turkish filmmakers are ripping up the rulebook on homegrown drama with their new Netflix series Saeed Saeed Feb 10, 2019 February 10, 2019 SHARE facebook shares SHARE In the back of a black van, we zoomed through the dusty backstreets of Istanbul, trying to decipher where we were going. However, by the fourth turn, we were totally clueless. Our speedy van wove a Byzantine thread through the back roads and alleyways of the Turkish capital’s European side to arrive at a nondescript street. It was early in the morning and the stoic residents walking to work took no notice of the plethora of trucks lining the street; the vehicles carried all sorts of things, from cameras and lightning rigs, to mobile changing rooms and toilets. Read More Must-watch films, TV shows and documentaries to see in the UAE this February Roma star's petition for US visa ahead of Oscars gathers pace Watch … [Read more...] about Netflix drama ‘The Protector’ ushers a new dawn in Turkish television industry
New dawn fades
During his address, I picked up a few salient points that might interest the entrepreneurship ecosystem, particularly the start-ups, while acknowledging that his speech - or rather the work of the government over the coming months/years - will be underpinned by the following five points: Accelerate inclusive economic growth and create jobs. Improve the education system and develop the skills that we need now and into the future. Improve the conditions of life for all South Africans, especially the poor. Step up the fight against corruption and state capture. Strengthen the capacity of the state to address the needs of the people. For start-ups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem, this is where Sona hits home: The government announced an economic stimulus package last year, which was set to put the economy back on a recovery path. This includes initiatives to create jobs, more support for township enterprises and emerging farmers. Remember the inaugural South Africa Investment … [Read more...] about New dawn must shine for all S Africans
By the end of Far Cry 5, the modern world was no more. Washed away in a gout of nuclear fire, all there was left to do was retreat into our bunker and lament the loss. Far Cry New Dawn moves forward from that set-up. Mechanically, it is the same game we’ve been playing since 2012’s Far Cry 3. Underneath the gloss, it is more complicated but one message rings clear: even in Paradise, there will always be snakes. And you, Player One, will get to kill them in the most spectacular ways imaginable. Set 17 years after nuclear catastrophe shattered the world, Far Cry New Dawn brings players back to the fictional Hope County, a massive tract of Montana that was also the location for Far Cry 5. That game had wistfully golden fields and sun-drenched forest canopies. New Dawn’s Hope County is a pastel wonderland. Its mutations, which include bark-skinned bison and a Borealis’d sky, recall works like 2018 science fiction horror film Annihilation. Yet Hope County is far from … [Read more...] about Far Cry New Dawn: The Kotaku Review
The 2018 State of the Nation Address had the nation jiving to the jaunty jazz of Hugh Masekela's "Thuma Mina", and President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to reprise this at the 2019 edition, but the pall of the gloomy post-punk of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades" was cast over the event instead.last, if a rather hopeful DA leader Mmusi Maimane is to be believed – had a shadow cast over it: devastating allegations of graft involving several ministers and members of his party and a company – Bosasa – who gave R500 000 to his campaign to become president of the ANC. This, after a year in which the economy wasn't kickstarted, not enough jobs were created and racial tension simmered.As the other MPs entered, some posed with comrades for selfies, while others crossed the aisle for some inter-party caucuses. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom had a long chat with the IFP's Narend Singh, while IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa had an animated conversation with Police Minister Bheki Cele, who … [Read more...] about SONA 2019: From ‘Thuma Mina’ to ‘New Dawn Fades’ as Bosasa casts a shadow
There are many reasons for Congress leaders being more daring in displaying religiosity in the course this round of polls. Back in 1991, long after Rajiv Gandhi’s mortal remains were immersed in holy rivers and some time after the ballot boxes were sealed in the parliamentary election that was hyphenated by his assassination, a few journalists sat in a sparse room in the BJP office which doubled as dwelling and office for K.N. Govindacharya. The scribes had just begun indulging in “data-data” games with friendly politicians adept with numbers. Mr Govindacharya’s figures were on his fingertips, albeit exaggerated, and he projeced the seats the BJP would win from which state and why. “At this rate, you will replace the Congress,” one of us said incredulously. He paused, and said with a typical guffaw: “Why replace, we will be the next Congress.” Cut to October 2015, to the launch of a book on the Indian economy with a former Union … [Read more...] about Amid changing politics, new dawn on horizon?