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Film preview: Hacksaw Ridge
Film preview: Hacksaw Ridge

The extraordinary true story of the Christian, vegetarian, conscientious objector, Desmond T Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot, is told in this impressive new film directed by Mel Gibson. Desmond, played by Andrew Garfield, (seen recently as a Jesuit priest in Silence) believed that the war was just but killing was wrong - so he became the only American soldier in WWII to work on the front lines without a weapon.

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Film: Today They Took My Son
Film: Today They Took My Son

Feature films usually get most of the attention at film festivals, but one short film that is gaining recognition from global influencers is Today They Took My Son (TTTMS), by Palestinian-human rights advocate and film maker, Farah Nabulsi. Following recent screenings at film festivals in New York, Edmonton and Vancouver, TTTMS is now premiering in the UK at the Edinburgh Shorts Film Festival on October 28th. The film that artistically blurs the lines between fiction and reality, tells the story of a mother struggling to cope when her young child is taken away by the military system.

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