Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

“The Mire” is a Polish crime drama set in the early Eighties. (Supplied)
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Updated 17 April 2020

Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Rising High 




“Rising High” is on Netflix. (Supplied)

Starring: David Kross, Frederick Lau, Janina Uhse 

Where: Netflix 

German crime movie with some touches of humor. Two real-estate conmen team up with banker Nicole Kleber in a hugely successful get-rich- quick scheme. But their lies catch up with them, and they each have to decide what is really important to them. 

Earth And Blood 




“Earth And Blood” is on Netflix. (Supplied)

Starring: Sami Bouajila, Eriq Ebouaney, Samy Seghir 

Where: Netflix 

This French action-thriller, directed by Julien Leclercq, follows sawmill owner Said and his teenage daughter Sarah who become tangled up with an organized crime syndicate when they try to sell their family business and discover that someone has stashed cocaine in the sawmill. 

Sergio 

Starring: Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas, Garret Dillahunt, Will Dalton 

Where: Netflix 

Movie based on the life of UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, who worked in several of the world’s most-unstable regions. He takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, which quickly turns into a life-and-death struggle. 

The Mire 

Starring: Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Zofia Wichlacz 

Where: Netflix 

Polish crime drama set in the early Eighties. When their town is rocked by news of a double murder, two journalists are suspicious of the police’s handling of the case and begin their own investigation. 

The Last Dance 

Starring: Michael Jordan, Scott Burrell, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman 

Where: Netflix from April 20

An in-depth look at the Chicago Bulls in the NBA’s 97-98 season, when this extraordinary team won its third consecutive championship amid a chaotic and divisive atmosphere behind the scenes. It was basketball legend Michael Jordan’s final season with the Bulls. 


Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam joins Black Lives Matter protests in Amsterdam

Among the handful of celebrities and influencers demanding justice for the lives lost due to police brutality in the US was Moroccan-Egyptian-Dutch model Imaan Hammam. (Instagram)
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Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam joins Black Lives Matter protests in Amsterdam

DUBAI: You do not have to be a human rights activist or an ambassador to voice your opinion about the killings of African-American citizens George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others at the hands of police.

Among the handful of celebrities and influencers demanding justice for the lives lost due to police brutality in the US was Moroccan-Egyptian-Dutch model Imaan Hammam. 

The 23-year-old catwalk star took to Instagram on Tuesday to share images from the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Monday.

 

“Incredibly powerful to be back home in Amsterdam standing together in solidarity against anti-black violence,” she wrote to her 913,000 followers. “This is not just an American issue, this is a human issue. We need to come together to fight racism, injustice and inequality.” 

 

The powerful black and white images she shared captured demonstrators holding signs that read: “Police violence is not an accident,” “Silence is betrayal,” “End racism,” “Black lives matter” and more powerful phrases in solidarity of African-American citizens.

 

Their stand was part of the music industry’s initiative #BlackOutTuesday, now set for June 2, to pause music and to unite against social discrimination and racial injustice.

 

 

Not only did demonstrators call for justice in Amsterdam, but protestors have been hitting the streets in London, Berlin, Toronto and all across the US to express their frustration. To avoid the spread of the COVID-19 disease, protestors covered their faces with masks.

 

 

Hammam is among the many celebrities who have joined the recent demonstrations sweeping across the globe. Other A-listers to show solidarity with protestors include pop star Ariana Grande, French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, singer Kehlani and more.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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