Life, Above All

What a Wonderful 'Life': An Interview with Director Oliver Schmitz | 13 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

Life, Above All director Oliver Schmitz brings the best-selling novel Chanda's Secret to the big screen with a dazzling cast of African actresses. Schmitz chats with Nik Ruckert about the making of this universal South African tone poem about tolerance.


'Life, Above All' Confronts the South African AIDS Pandemic with Care and Honesty | 4 Dec 2011 // 9:40 PM

Oliver Schmitz's film casts an unblinking eye on the social stigma surrounding AIDS in his home country.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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