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Beverly Devakishen

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Sexism and the male gaze

The male gaze, a theory introduced Laura Mulvey in her essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, is the idea that women in the media...

The imperialistic accessory: costuming in modern period dramas

The Bollywood industry, which consists of big screen Indian movies in Hindi, only came into existence in the 1930s, when colonialism still had a...
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Review: Ballet Black at Norwich Theatre Royal

The first thing that jumps out at you when watching a Ballet Black performance is how there is not a single white dancer on...

Venue reviews: Nightclubbing at Norwich Playhouse

Nightclubbing was an emotional performance full of funky futuristic beats, heart-wrenching spoken word poems and astonishing visuals. All 45 minutes of the piece were...

Is Crazy, Rich Asians the minority film we need?

  Crazy Rich Asians was marketed as a win for diversity. It was a huge step forward for Asian representation on screen, as one of...

Travelling to “Dangerous Destinations”

I was scrolling through the segment of the British government website that offers British citizens advice on which countries are currently too dangerous to...