Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

The Mindful Bard – Certified Copy

Film: Certified Copy (IFC Films 2010) Writer/Director: Abbas Kiarostami Cast: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson, Gianna Giachetti, Adrian Moore ?Answer the question. Is she or isn’t she? What? A phony. I don’t know. I don’t think so. You don’t, huh? Well, you’re wrong. She is. But on the other hand, You’re right,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Lel Wa Ain

Listen Global, Play Local ?I love our Egyptian music,? says Nour Eldin Nageh Ali, ?[but] I also love Western genres like jazz, blues, and reggae. I like to blend them together and I also like to find ways to mix all of these with Oriental and Sufi music.? Nour is the composer and vocalist for… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – My Joy

Film: My Joy (Kino Lorber 2010) (Russian with English subtitles) Director/Screenwriter: Sergei Loznitsa Cast: Viktor Nemets, Vlad Ivanov, Olga Shuvalova Genre: Art House/International/Drama ?Anyone who doesn’t regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.? Vladimir Putin ?As a result of half a century of Soviet… Read more »

Tunisian Travels, Part IV

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read the rest of the series: Part I, Part II, and Part III. Café Life Nearly every street… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Carnage

Film: Carnage (Sony Pictures Classics 2011) Director: Roman Polanski Screenwriters: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly Genre: Drama, Comedy ?Conflict cannot survive without your participation.? Wayne Dyer ?It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.? Homer Young Zachary wants to join… Read more »

Tunisian Travels, Part III

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read the first part of the series here and the second part, here. ?To travel is to discover… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Benda Bilili!

Film: Benda Bilili! (official website) (National Geographic Entertainment) Genre: Documentary, Art House Cast: Coco, Roger, Ricky, Theo Writers/Directors: Florent de la Tullaye, Renaud Barret ?Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot… Read more »