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Debates & Reviews
WORLDwrite's films have stimulated the following reviews, articles and press coverage. We are always interested in receiving more and featuring them on these pages to encourage debate and improve our work.
If you have watched these films do email us with your reviews and articles, but first read on:
- Sixth form student Michael Alhadeff attended the Battle for China conference as a reporter for WORLDwrite and the news programme WORLDbytes and produced this comprehensive report.
- Nathalie Rothschild, Commissioning Editor of Spiked Online, has written a fantastic review of WORLDwrite's latest documentary short, The More the Merrier, which is the second film to be released as part of the London Behind the Scenes project.
- WORLDwrite volunteer Kyle Duncan has filmed a short piece for Ticking our Boxes on the monitoring of sexual orientation in the voluntary sector. Watch it here and read the full article now.
- As part of the preparation for the Battle of Ideas festival (which was held at the end of October 2007) WORLDwrite prepared questions and solicited answers from a range of African activists and experts who certainly have something to say on Africa and development today. Read their comments and watch clips now.
- Well researched piece by volunteers Holly Ellyatt and Saleha Ali on WORLDwrite's short documentary Cash Back for the London Behind the Scenes project published on Spiked Online here.
- This fascinating article covers WORLDwrite's film Keeping Africa Small: It's time to unwrap 'Oxfam Unwrapped' by Natalie Rothschild.
- Stephanie Busari's response to Keeping Africa Small a BBC News article Do goats make great gifts?
- More4 TV News held a live debate on ethical gifts featuring Keeping Africa Small between Ceri Dingle, WORLDwrite's Director, and Sarah Wilson, Christian Aid.
- In depth article on WORLDwrite's film I'm a subsistence farmer... get me out of here! entitled Let's ditch this 'nostalgia for mud' by Rob Harris.
- Review of I'm a subsistence farmer... get me out of here! by Laura Gisby.
- Corruptababble director Ceri Dingle was interviewed by Brendan O'Neill, editor of Spiked Online, for an episode of Battle Talk. Watch the programme here.
- Short reviews by Steve Daley, Sadhavi Sharma, Kyle Duncan and Robert Panners on WORLDwrite's critical film Corruptababble.
- Channel 4 featured Think BIG On Monday 6th March 2007 as part of its coverage of the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian independence. See the news item here.
- Review of Think BIG by Johanna Witt.
- Read the amazing review of A letter to Geldof and Think BIG by Philip Moore from DFGDocs, the largest documentary-specific organisation in the UK!
- Read another great review of A letter to Geldof by Catherine Airlie here.
- Spiked Online published De Roy Kwesi Andrew's insightful diary, based on his UK visit to tour the charity's film Damned by Debt Relief.
- That's enough 'Corruptababble': The director explodes the myth that the continent is sick with corruption and needs the West to cure it.
- G8: who's pulling Africa's purse strings? by Steve Daley. The 2005 summit was serenaded by pop stars and cheered by campaigners for cutting debt relief. So why is Africa still in an economic straitjacket?
- Give us some focking answers, Bob by Nathalie Rothschild. In 2004, Bob Geldof was crowned chief of development in a Ghanaian town. Now the town chief wants to know: where's the development?
- Shop till global injustice drops! by Nathalie Rothschild. Can you change the world by changing your brand of skinny latte? Two new films give very different views.
- 'Bob Geldof, you are not our messiah' by Brendan O'Neill. DeRoy Kwesi Andrew, Ghanaian co-producer of the film Damned by Debt Relief, on how post-Live 8 'charity' is strangling poor countries.
- Fair trade: the bitter aftertaste by Philip Cunliffe. A new film makes a timely and thought-provoking attack on an unquestioned orthodoxy of our age.
- Review of A letter to Geldof in the Film Festival magazine.
- Demystifying African corruption by Daniel Ben Ami. Another review of Corruptababble.
- WORLDwrite Director Ceri Dingle featured on Channel 4 news to debate Fair Trade and ethical shopping. See full news coverage below and check out our documentary, The Bitter Aftertaste, which you can buy online:
The WORLDwrite Newsreel
Below are the two of WORLDwrite's old newsreels. You can click on the small boxes to view each programme. If you would like to help develop this news channel please contact us.
Who's watching us?
This programme looks at perceptions of corruption, surveillance and features a debate on vetting... more
Debate on the G8
This programme features experts and a studio audience unpicking the G8's impact on the developing world... more