Nikki Baughan

Critic

UK

Formerly editor of both Film Review and movieScope magazines, Nikki is now a freelance film journalist, critic and copy editor. She contributes to various print and online publications, including Screen International, BFI, The List and Film Divider. Nikki also contributed several reviews to Intellect’s recently published Directory of World Cinema: Britain 2, edited by Neil Mitchell. A member of the London Critics Circle, Women in Film and TV and Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Nikki also serves on several festival and industry panels, many of which relate to her particular passions for supporting the equal representation of women on both sides of the camera, and nurturing home-grown grassroots talent.

Makala

Date: 01 Sep 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
In the quiet expanse of the Congolese wilderness, a solitary young man works to fell a giant tree using only an axe. The only sound is that of his rhythmic blows and the surrounding birdsong. The camera stays close, circling the determined figure until, finally, the tree falls. This, we learn, is charcoal farmer Kabwita Kasongo, who engages in this backbreaking work to make bags of the fuel, which he straps to a groaning bicycle and pushes for ...