What a night it promised to be….Chinese dancing, music and storytelling, from the largest and most successful theatre/dance group in the world. Our wonderful children had bought us tickets for the Shen Yun performance in the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh (it was very generous of them as even the cheap tickets were expensive- although that did not stop the large theatre being packed). We were … Continue reading Chinese Culture, Cult and Communism – Shen Yun – A Review
This was a film that I did not want to go and see. I knew it was long, violent and difficult. But I had to. I have read so much about it and such contrasting and extreme reviews that I went (alone) to watch it this afternoon. Its…. Brilliant – It lasts over two and a half hours but for me it did not feel … Continue reading The Silence – A Review
Imagine a film that looks at a right wing home schooling ‘Christian’ family who live in the woods because they want to distance themselves from modern society. They are taught to hunt and kill, they don’t have much contact with people outside their own family, and the children can repeat verbatim what their parents have taught them. Worst of all their mother dies after … Continue reading Don’t Disrespect People – Unless they are Christians – What Captain Fantastic tells us about Western Culture today.