In the Show – 3rd November 2009

Raised in Hong Kong, Dominic Nahr started his career at the South China Morning Post, but left the staff position after a year to become a freelance photographer.Since then, he has covered conflict zones that include East Timor, Gaza, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. His work has been published in Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, Spiegel, La Monde, and the New York Times among others.

Virgile Simon Bertrand is a French photographer who has been based in Asia since the late 1990s. His new exhibition in Hong Kong is called “Proxemics” and considers the unspoken rules of human relationships, and the relationship between people and the world around them.

Ken Loach’s new movie “Looking for Eric”, is about a forty-something Manchester postman whose life is falling apart. He left his first wife and child years before. His second wife left him, and he’s now looking after two shiftless adolescent stepsons who don’t have much respect for him and are involved in petty crime. He’s a man on the edge of a breakdown, and things are not made any easier when he has the opportunity to reconnect with his first wife, with whom he is still in love. But he does get a little help from his football idol Eric Cantona. Gary Pollard tells us more.

Georgia’s first professional state dance company, Sukhishvili was founded just after the Second World War, in 1945, by Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili. Trained at the Tibilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the duo blended traditional Georgian art with contemporary choreography.

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