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People’s Republic of Desire film review: Yes, Black Mirror is already here
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People’s Republic of Desire film review: Yes, Black Mirror is already here

Ars at SXSW 2018 View more stories AUSTIN, Texas—If you've ever asked yourself how long a Black Mirror episode might take to turn into real life, the new documentary People's Republic of Desire has an answer: roughly four years. Really, the best way to describe this feature-length look at Chinese Internet streamers is to point…

Democratic Republic of Congo: a country on the brink
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Democratic Republic of Congo: a country on the brink

On January 21, Therese Kapangala, a 24-year-old Congolese woman studying to be a nun, left her home in Kinshasa to attend church in the Commune of Kintambo. Therese never returned home. She was shot by security forces outside her church, just after Sunday mass. The bullet entered her arm and went to her heart. She died on…