Geoff Dyer’s White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, a review

White Sands has been called a collection of travel essays, but I prefer to describe Geoff Dyer’s latest publication as a series of disappointments. Dyer’s 14th published work takes the reader on an uninspiring journey; it is an endless cycle of anticipation and unfulfilled expectations, enough to make even the keenest traveller want to stay …

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Newtown: Necessarily Heartbreaking

Photo: Supplied by MIFF Most documentaries take their audience inside a personality, issue or event, providing details and often recreating aspects of the story. Kim A. Snyder’s documentary, Newtown, is different. Newtown is a gut-wrenching story that follows the community of Newtown, Connecticut in the aftermath of a mass shooting. In December 2012, 20 children, …