The Wednesday Five


Vogue Documentary on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’

The Met Ball is that rare event that manages to bring together the most illustrious figures in fashion, film, art, and music. This new documentary, The First Monday in May, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the ultra exclusive Met Gala so you can sit back and pretend like you scored an invite to the party of the year. In particular, it follows the team at Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as they prepared for the launch party of last year’s incredible exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass.

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Dreams of a Second Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won her first Oscar for her documentary Saving Face about acid violence towards women. She became the first Pakistani to triumph at Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremony. This year, she’s going for Oscar number two. Obaid-Chinoy is nominated for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiving, which addresses the issue of honour killings in Pakistan. Above she discusses how she feels the film has already won.

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106-year-old Virginia McLaurin Meets the Obamas

In this week’s dose of inspiration, we share with you the video released by The White House that has gone viral. It is of the 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin, who last week fulfilled her dream of visiting the White House and meeting President Obama. We can only imagine the things she’s seen in 106 years.

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