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Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the managing and arts editor of Zouch Magazine. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Art Shots! Caught in the Ephemeral

Ben Austin, Internet artist and poet, plays with the gaze on Tumblr, freezes you in your quick scroll.

Art, Art Shouts

VIFF 2013 Review – Stemple Pass

Shazia Hafiz Ramji reviews Stemple Pass, the latest documentary by avant-gardist James Benning at VIFF 2013.

Film, Reviews

VIFF 2013 Review – Paradise Hope

Shazia Hafiz Ramji reviews Paradise: Hope, the conclusion to director Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy.

Film, Reviews

VIFF 2013 Review – I Belong

Shazia Hafiz Ramji reviews Norwegian film I Belong, an impressive film with an expansive scope that will toy with you on every viewing.

Film, Reviews

VIFF 2013 Review – Harmony Lessons

Shazia Hafiz Ramji reviews Harmony Lessons, a drama about bullying and revenge from Kazakhstan.

Film, Reviews

VIFF 2013 Review – Gebo and the Shadow

Shazia Hafiz Ramji review's Gebo and the Shadow, a new film from Portugese director Manoel de Oliveira

Film, Reviews

VIFF 2013 review – Trapped

Shazia Hafiz Ramji reviews Trapped, the fifth feature from Iranian director Parviz Shahbazi, from its international premiere at VIFF 2013.

Film, Reviews

The Danish Poet: Getting Short With Cuteness

A commentary on 'cuteness' stems from a review of an Academy Award-winning animated short

Commentary, Culture

Sore Eros’ Sickies Vol. 2: Pastoral Psychedelia and Whimsical Innocence

Second Chants, released in 2009 and Know Touching in 2011 revealed Sore Eros’ characteristic dreamy, melodic sound led by Robert Robinson’s wavering vocals and Adam Langellotti’s layered guitar, with synth melodies and hissing percussion that is often erratic but equally harmonious.

Music, Reviews

“Phoning It In” Enchants the Listener With Poetic Lyrics and Fingerpicking

Finding a folk album that doesn’t indulge in horses or open fields is a feat. But, finding one that touches poignancy and sends you to a reflective place with every listen is also rare.

Music, Reviews

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