Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

‘The Speed Cubers’ is on Netflix. (Supplied)
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Updated 04 August 2020

Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Chicago Street

Starring: Sulaf Fawakherji, Abbas Al-Nouri, Mehyar Khaddour

Where: OSN Stream

Hotly anticipated Syrian drama inspired by true events and weaving together narratives from the 1960s and modern day. Part love story and part detective drama, the show explores “what (people) are willing to do for love.”

Indian Match-making

Starring: Various millennials

Where: Netflix

Having given up on dating apps, several single millennials revert to ancient methods of finding a potential spouse in this reality series. Indian matchmaker Sima Taparia does her best to spark true romance.

Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia

Director: Sam Hobkinson

Where: Netflix

Three-part docuseries telling the story of the groundbreaking legal case against the mob bosses of New York’s five families who held sway over the Big Apple throughout the Seventies and Eighties. Featuring interviews with law enforcement officials and ex-mafia associates.

I’m Only Joking

Starring: Jack Whitehall

Where: Netflix

The British comedian and award-winning actor’s second Netflix stand-up special sees him tackling topics including tales about his (almost equally) famous father and travel troubles, and features, according to the blurb, a “disastrous audience interaction.”

The Speed Cubers

Starring: Max Park, Feliks Zemdegs

Where: Netflix

Director Sue Kim has put together a short but very sweet documentary about the world of ‘speedcubing’ (solving Rubiks cubes as quickly as possible) that stars arch rivals, good friends, and speedcubing champs Max and Feliks.


Bella Hadid donates designer clothing for a good cause

Updated 28 September 2020

Bella Hadid donates designer clothing for a good cause

DUBAI: If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on Bella Hadid’s ultra-luxe wardrobe featuring brands like Dior, Off-White and Vivienne Westwood, you may just have a chance. The part-Palestinian model this week decided to take part in the Sidewalk Sale for Social Justice in Brooklyn by donating a slew of her own clothing items to the sale, and it’s all for a good cause.

The Sidewalk Sale for Social Justice, which took place on Sunday, benefits a variety of causes such as the Black Lives Matter movement, which Hadid has been quite outspoken in her support of. 

The Palestinian-Dutch model documented the charitable event via her Instagram Stories, and showcased the “lil rack of stuff” she had for sale, which included plenty of designer items.

“I’ve got a lil rack of stuff!! curated by my sis @haleywollens ! But also so many great vendors !!! 100% of proceeds going to @abundantbeginnings @brooklyn_supported_agriculture! Thank you @sorrymydude for this (sic),” she wrote alongside a photo of herself laying among the donated pieces of clothing.

The Sidewalk Sale for Social Justice coordinators were thrilled with Hadid’s charitable contributions, and reposted her donated items on their Instagram Stories.

“This week we have donations from the best dressed baby doll @bellahadid,” said one of the posts.

It’s not the first time the model cleans out her closet for a humanitarian cause. In June, the 23-year-old donated a pair of paint-splattered Miu Miu boots for British Vogue’s online auction in aid of organizations  NHS Charities Together and the NAACP.