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Amazon to create film about first female presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull Amazon to create film about first female presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull March 24, 12:14 The women’s rights activist, fighter for reforms and slavery abolition will be played by Oscar-winning Brie Larson. MP wants Power Rangers to be banned in Russia MP wants Power Rangers to be banned in Russia March 24, 11:43 Russian MP Vitaly Milonov thinks the film is a source of gay propaganda. Kendrick Lamar releases song criticising Donald Trump Kendrick Lamar releases song criticising Donald Trump March 24, 11:22 He calls the president “a chump” and gives him time until April 7, when the rapper’s new album is due to be released. Mosfilm studio makes Andrei Tarkovsky’s films free Mosfilm studio makes Andrei Tarkovsky’s films free March 24, 10:15 A number of the director’s famous works have been uploaded to the YouTube channel of the Russian film studio. Writers, publishers, journalists arrested in Belarus Writers, publishers, journalists arrested in Belarus March 24, 9:41 Journalists and authors have been affected by the ongoing wave of repression in the country. Films to be screened in US to fight Islamophobia Films to be screened in US to fight Islamophobia March 23, 13:01 Film screenings and discussions will be held across the country to break stereotypes and consolidate society. Book about resisting tyranny to be released as posters Book about resisting tyranny to be released as posters March 23, 12:35 All 20 chapters of Timothy Snyder’s book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century will be visualised in posters. Black artists protest against white artist’s work about lynching victim Black artists protest against white artist’s work about lynching victim March 23, 10:07 They say the painting Open Casket displayed at the Whitney Biennial in New York is not acceptable. Syrian artist places Trump’s misogynistic remarks on past century’s advertising posters Syrian artist places Trump’s misogynistic remarks on past century’s advertising posters March 23, 9:15 Because it’s where the rhetoric of the 45th president of the United States takes us to. Belarusian artists urge authorities to stop repression Belarusian artists urge authorities to stop repression March 22, 13:30 The appeal, which has already been signed by more than 200 artists and cultural figures, protests against brutal detentions and arrests of several artists. Juno actresses re-uniting to support Planned Parenthood Juno actresses re-uniting to support Planned Parenthood March 22, 12:53 The film’s female cast members will take part in a fundraising event to support a reproductive healthcare organisation. Banned Instagram photos to be released as book Banned Instagram photos to be released as book March 22, 11:35 The photographs that were removed by the service’s censorship have been collected into a photobook. Walls aren't meant to divide people, walls are meant for art Walls aren't meant to divide people, walls are meant for art March 22, 10:55 An American artist protests against Donald Trump’s immigration policy and builds her own virtual wall featuring art from immigrants. Nadya Tolokonnikova draws parallels between Putin an Trump and gives advice on how to defy both Nadya Tolokonnikova draws parallels between Putin an Trump and gives advice on how to defy both March 22, 10:13 A Pussy Riot member and performance artist calls on activists not to be afraid and defy the authoritarian leaders’ views and policy. Noam Chomsky urges to release Turkish academic Sedat Laçiner Noam Chomsky urges to release Turkish academic Sedat Laçiner March 21, 11:38 The academic, writer and journalist is held in custody by the Turkish authorities together with other political prisoners. LA-based designer creates Frida Kahlo emoji collection LA-based designer creates Frida Kahlo emoji collection March 21, 10:44 The collection includes 160 emojis inspired by her works and life. Chinese archaeologists discover treasure of Ming Dynasty Chinese archaeologists discover treasure of Ming Dynasty March 21, 10:00 More than 10,000 coins, weapons, jewelry and other items were found at the bottom of a tributary of the Yangtze River. Oxford scientists develop lip-reading software Oxford scientists develop lip-reading software March 21, 9:34 It recognises words better than humans do and can help people with hearing loss. Game of Thrones author to open own film studio Game of Thrones author to open own film studio March 20, 10:43 Writer George RR Martin is going to create a non-profit foundation for film that will be used as a production studio. Sofia Film Festival urges to release Oleg Sentsov Sofia Film Festival urges to release Oleg Sentsov March 20, 10:23 The award ceremony at the international film festival started with calls on Russia to free the filmmaker. more