Review: The World Before Her

By Sue Ann Muller  The World Before Her is a documentary written and directed by Nisha Pahuja, a Canadian filmmaker born in India. It was four years in the making which allowed Pahuja to gain trust with the women she interviewed and gain a very personal and unique insight. The film won best documentary at […]


Reclaiming life

By Victoria Klimanskaya Depression is the leading cause of disability in Australia. Each year, almost 800,000 Australian adults will experience a depressive illness. According to recent review highlights, one in four women and one in six men will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that […]


Review: Liars’ WIXIW

Liars’ vocalist Angus Andrew at Neumos in Seattle, May 2010.  Photo: Kevin N. Murphy/flickr   BY ADAM ENOCH Liars – WIXIW I’ve always thought that Liars might just sound like the aural equivalent of Asperger’s syndrome. That’s not meant as a criticism by the way, in fact it’s quite the opposite – I think it’s a […]


Writer and dreamer Randa Abdel-Fattah

By Merhi Taleb Randa Abdel-Fattah is an author, lawyer and human rights activist of Palestinian and Egyptian parentage. She was born in Melbourne and now lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. Randa Abdel-Fattah is deeply interested in inter-faith dialogue and has been a member of various inter-faith networks. She has also volunteered […]