Democratic citizenship blog

In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

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In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

7 posts found

Horror films are highlighting human rights abuses in Latin America Latin horror movies are raising awareness of human rights abuses in South America to an international audience

20 August 2020 Professor Deborah Shaw 6 min read

Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the parallels between real human rights abuses and Latin American horror films

Undead hands black and white photo

Return of ‘The L Word’: representing lesbian desire on screen in a new era Examining LGBT characters in film and TV

31 July 2017 Professor Deborah Shaw 5 min read

Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about The L Word TV Show and LGBT culture

Woman standing in front of LGBT colours

Films you should watch to counter American anti-migrant rhetoric

02 February 2017 5 min read

Filmmakers sympathetic to the plight of Mexican and Central American migrants are using their films to counter the fug of misinformation.

Wide shot of the US and Mexico border

Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of anti-intellectualism

13 January 2017 5 min read

The BBC’s Sherlock – along with most contemporary adaptations – seems to indicate that the values of the intellect are not those of society.

Sherlock Holmes sat in a chair with Watson looking over his shoulder in BBC's Sherlock

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