International News

A just future starts with community

Monday 26 February 2018

Caritas Australia (Photos: Richard Wainwright)

Rattanak is a skilled and successful young barber, living an independent life in rural Cambodia. But a physical disability and discriminatory attitudes in his community meant he almost didn’t get there. Like many people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Rattanak faced frustration and isolation at home, with a lack of opportunity to escape the poverty into which he was born.

Film Reviews: Black Panther

Monday 26 February 2018

Peter W. Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting
This American superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, and is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It tells the story of T'Challa, Black Panther, who returns home to mythical Wakanda, his home country in East Africa, to assume his rightful place as King. His throne is threatened by factions in his country, and the conflict has global consequences. Events occur after those of "Captain America: Civil War" (2016).