Tag: Venice

Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound

by Alexandria SAGE Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy's government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week. Venetians awoke to sirens indicating that the high waters were expected to exceed 130 centimetres...

Controversial Black Lives Matter film hailed at Venice

by Fiachra GIBBONS Controversial US director Nate Parker said Monday that he hopes his powerful new film about police violence against black men will help save lives. "American Skin" received an eight-minute standing ovation after it premiered at the Venice film festival, with Spike Lee --...

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

by Fiachra GIBBONS The star-studded Venice film festival opens Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker. With only two women directors out of 21 in the running for its Golden Lion top prize, campaigners have lashed the...

Singapore should learn from Venice; concentration of power in a few led to downfall

The rise and decline of Venice as the foremost naval and economic power in the Mediterranean between the early 12th and late 18th century serves as an example for Singapore, with ways in which this city-state can learn from their governance. In his article, Leslie...