Entries by stevebutton

Blood in the Mobile – film review

“A hardhitting documentary that shows us the appalling price paid in Africa to sate our obession for mobile phones” writes Peter Bradshaw. There could hardly be anything more contemporary than a movie about the mobile phones to which we are all addicted, and the dirty little secret of their manufacture. They all require the mineral […]

With Taliban’s Revival, Dread Returns to Swat Valley

As battle rages in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani military says it has killed more than 500 militants, unfinished business from the army’s first major assault on the Taliban lingers painfully in the Swat Valley, at the other end of Pakistan’s Pashtun belt.   Five years ago, Pakistani soldiers flooded into Swat as part of […]