Dominyka Morkvenaite

Critic

UK

Dominyka, having recently finished her studies at UCL, is enjoying getting stuck into all things creative. A dancer, illustrator, and writer, her greatest passions are accessibility, interdisciplinary work, and wine. She is also the Science Editor of The Panoptic UK.

City of Joy

Date: 28 Sep 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
Madeleine Gavin’s City of Joy provides a sensitive insight into the plight of Congolese women today, without reducing their stories to the usual, easy-to-sell emotional porn. Having achieved what countless others before her have (unsuccessfully) tried to do, I have no doubt that City of Joy is one of the most important films that I have seen to date. As a kid, I grew up within a household that favoured a ‘glass half-full’ attitude toward ...