By S. Brent Plate
The global coronavirus pandemic has prompted a new round of apocalyptic predictions for the survival of cinema as we know it. During the 2020 lockdown, while corona cases were continually tallied, news reports told of the imminent end of the glorious pastime. Variety asked, “Will Movie Theaters Survive Corona?” CNBC said, “Dire outlook for cinemas as coronavirus resurges in U.S.,” while CNN noted, “Movie theaters are struggling to survive the pandemic.”
By Philip Lee
Cinema has seen hundreds of war films. Many glorify heroism. Many depict horror. “What sets the best war movies apart, though, is their ability to never lose sight of the real human cost of war. The true masterpieces of the genre can deliver spectacle, yes, but they also tell us something more essential at the heart of every epic struggle in human history, something that unites us all no matter which side of the battle we may be on.”1
In its 2020 Annual Report, WACC Global underscores the urgency of its efforts to promote and strengthen communication rights, noting that the Covid-19 pandemic “has made far more apparent the best and worst aspects of our communication landscape.”
On the one hand, the pandemic showed the...
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On World Radio Day (February 13), WACC celebrates the resilience and adaptive capacity of radio as a medium of communication.
Each year, WACC is proud to partner with dozens of grassroots community broadcasters in the Global South. From pioneer community radio stations in remote areas of...