AN INTERCULTURAL, MULTICULTURAL, POLICULTURAL, EXTRACULTURAL, POSTCULTURAL AND HYBRID BLOG
by teresa sartore senigaglia
circuito off @ eiuc
1-3 September 2011
This year Circuito Off is at Venice Lido and is collaborating with the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). A new section of the festival has been created: Building Bridges – Connecting Through Diversity. This section includes short films dedicated to a wide range of topics, such as immigration, developing countries, xenophobia and ethnic minorities’ integration. Movies will be screened at the opening of the festival, 1st September, 6.30 p.m., at the Monastery of San Nicolò. If you happen to be in Venice, don’t miss it!
Fortress Europe: the Denied Massacre
Since 1988 at least 15.760 people died along the European frontiers, travelling towards the North. Gabriele Del Grande, Italian writer and activist, published in his blog a press review collecting the episodes reported by the newspapers in the last 22 years. The number of missing people is probably greater but it is very uneasy to have clear information about it.
Gabriele Del Grande’s blog is a fundamental contribution to knowledge and memory, the result of four years of travelling across the borders of the Mediterranean countries, investigating and reporting migrant stories. His work fosters social awareness against a very perilous ignorance.
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