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#rabbleReels: The Untold Truths

In Blog, Film, History by RedmonkLeave a Comment

Here’s a trailer for ‘La Violencia’ – an upcoming feature length documentary that looks at the history of violence against women in the Guatemala, particularly the plight of indigenous Mayan women. Despite a 36-year armed conflict having come to a close (with the loss of 200,000 lives), it remains one of the most dangerous countries on the planet for females, with 771 women losing their lives in 2013 alone due … Read More

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#rabbleEye: The Ninth Floor.

In Blog, Culture, Film by Fedayn13 Comments

A stunning photography project by documentary maker Jessica Dimmock gives a visceral insight into the life of drug addicts in lower Manhattan. The Ninth Floor. The Ninth Floor documents a group of addicts who moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighbourhood in downtown Manhattan. Joe Smith, in his mid 60s, allowed a young addict to move into a spare bedroom in his large three-bedroom apartment … Read More

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#rabbleReels: Deadly Eyes

In Blog, Culture, Film, Humour by Fedayn2 Comments

In honour of the ghost ship carrying cannibal rats that has reappeared and looks set to crash into Ireland we offer you Deadly Eyes, a 1982 horror film. IMDB describes this film (also named RATS) : Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

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#FallonsFables: Small Minds, Big Screen

In #rabble7, Blog, Culture, Film, History, Politics by Donal Fallon5 Comments

It’s perhaps unsurprising that a country that waged war on jazz music (the music of the Devil, apparently) and which banned many of its most celebrated authors would have a remarkable history of film censorship. Donal Fallon takes a look at how Irish audiences were historically deprived of some of the most ground-breaking films of the day.   The Irish state was not the only force at play in keeping … Read More

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Why aren’t we talking about expropriating the rich?

In Blog, Film, Politics, Uncategorized by Ronan Burtenshaw4 Comments

If you were following the news in recent days you’ll have seen some staggering statistics from Oxfam on global wealth inequality. According to their numbers: The wealthiest 85 people on the planet own as much as the poorest 3,500,000,000 – the bottom half of the population. The wealth of the richest 1% of people in the world amounts to $110tn, or 65 times as much as the poorest half of … Read More

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Ballyhea, Ho – Let’s Go!

In #rabble7, Culture, Film, Interviews, Politics, Print Edition by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

  An attempted military coup led Donncha Ó Briain to produce the acclaimed Chavez: Inside The Coup. He’s back with a new documentary that traces the humdrum of those rare Irish social movements fighting against austerity. Rashers Tierney quizzes him on it .   Peripheral Vision is the title of the documentary. Can you tell me where that came from? It seems to suggest that the sort of movements you … Read More

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#rabbleRecommends: Goblin At JDIFF

In Blog, Culture, Film by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

  Italy’s prog metal masters of menace to perform live score at JDIFF. Goblin are great. Great to read to, great at scoring films, and absolutely fantastic to stick on at parties when your mates are tripping on weird internet drugs. The group behind such classic horror soundtracks such as Suspiria and Profondo Rosso will do an accompaniment to George A. Romero’s zombie classic Dawn Of The Dead in the Sugar Club. Those revivalist freaks … Read More

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So What Happened DCTV? rabble Chats To The Staff

In Blog, Culture, Film, Interviews, Politics by Rashers Tierney6 Comments

  First came the rumours, then the confirmation. When the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland declined to fund several Dublin Community TV applications it may as well have hammered  nail into the coffin of the little channel that could over on UPC 802.  In this interview, rabble talks to some familiar faces from the station and looks the at ramifications for alternative media. Dublin Community TV seemed to be flying along … Read More

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#rabbleReels: Into the Fire

In Blog, Film, Politics by Oireachtas Retort Leave a Comment

In a week which sees Golden Dawn facing proscription, one startling allegation to emerge is Greek fascism’s connection to the disappearance of over one hundred migrants. On figures like that you wonder what took so long but new film Into the Fire offers some answers.   While ‘periphery of Europe’ is a convenient distinction for the high priest of austerity,  Greece’s geographical position on the edge of the Union means … Read More

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Hollywood’s Fear of the Horde

In #rabble5, Blog, Culture, Film, History, Politics, Print Edition by Dave Johnson1 Comment

David Johnson explores a creeping relabelling of the mob in some of Holywood’s latest offerings.   One, Two, Many, Mob. Everything you need to know about the Hollywood blockbuster can be summed up in these four simple words. One is the hero, a lone rebel fighting against an unjust system. Two are the buddies, a mismatched but balanced yin and yang. The Many is the team, able to overcome all … Read More