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‘There’s so much behind my smile you don’t even know.’
Ninnoc wants to stand out from the crowd, but she’s afraid of what it might cost her. As she navigates the social pressures of high school, Ninnoc wavers between frustration and despair, her head vibrating with a constant hum of anxiety. In her moving portrait, the Dutch director Niki Padidar confronts the slippery nature of adolescent turmoil with artistry and empathy, spending time with her subject in private, in school and in staged settings where Ninnoc expresses herself creatively. The result is a film that deftly conveys Ninnoc’s courageous yet fragile attempts to balance fitting in with being herself – a struggle that for many resonates far beyond the classroom walls.
Wesley wants to solve the rooftop mystery – but does he have what it takes?
Love and friendship
Skiing blind is a challenge – but it helps to have a loved one to guide you
A massive art installation attempts to put the COVID-19 deaths in perspective
Nick ponders the life of the mysterious girl whose used CDs shaped his teenage years
Mood and emotion
A century of letters captures the emotions of life in a new city, far from home
Ageing and death
Death is a trip – how new research links near-death and DMT experiences
Technology and the self
Adaptive technologies have helped Stephen Hawking, and many more, find their voice
Gender and identity
‘When you’re done, you stay human!’ What gender transition means to John
The brain repurposed our sense of physical distance to understand social closeness