‘A Tooth For An Eye’ from The Knife’s forthcoming album ‘Shaking The Habitual’ released on 8/9 April. Available to pre order here: theknife.net
‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.
Music: ‘A Tooth For An Eye’ by The Knife taken from the album ‘Shaking The Habitual’
Dir. Roxy Farhat & Kakan Hermansson
DOP: Aida Chehrehgosha
Editing: Roxy Farhat
When Julian Assange first got out of jail he was outraged that journalists asked him questions about the charges he is facing, and said he was a gentlemen who wouldn’t kiss and tell.
Well, those days are gone.
In the interview, Mr Assange said he regarded himself as a victim of Left-wing radicalism. “Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,” he said. “I fell into a hornets’ nest of revolutionary feminism.”
Mr Assange claimed that one of the women who said she had been sexually assaulted by him took a “trophy photo” of him lying naked in her bed.
He said the woman, identified in court documents as Miss A, 31, had invited him to stay in her empty flat in August when he visited Stockholm to give a lecture. By his account, she returned home early and insisted he sleep in her bed. “We went to bed, and things went on from there.”
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is now in British custody, and a London court has refused bail — so Assange will probably be in jail for several weeks.
Gemma Lindfield, for the Swedish authorities, gave details of the allegations against Mr Assange.
One of the charges is that he had unprotected sex with a woman, identified only as Miss A, when she insisted he use a condom. Another is that he had unprotected sex with another woman, Miss W, while she was asleep.
Mr Assange, who was accompanied by Australian consular officials, initially refused to say where he lived but eventually gave an address in Australia. …
US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said it was possible the US would make an extradition request for Mr Assange but he said it was premature as the criminal investigation into Wikileaks was still ongoing.
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The news cycle is getting shorter and shorter. While I was asleep last night, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was first charged with rape by the Swedish government, then cleared within hours: Swedish rape warrant for Wikileaks’ Assange cancelled.
This smells like a dirty trick. And I hate to smell that first thing in the morning.