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On the bride's side

Interview with Gabriele Del Grande, the journalist behind the blog Fortress Europe and director of the movie Io sto con la sposa, now screened in Dubai. Del Grande followed a group migrants on their route from Lampedusa to Northern Europe through many situations including a simulated wedding. 

An Arab-Jewish museum in Sakhnin, Galilee

The new museum in Sakhnin is created by the Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru and Avital Bar-Shay (Israeli architect and designer) together with the Sakhnin municipality and the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art and Heritage, it will promote dialogue and cooperation between Arab and Jewish artists.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival – New York

Human Rights watch, an organization dedicated to preserving human rights, holds an annual film festival. It celebrates the progress of the work that has been done, as well as highlights what issues society still faces. It gives filmmakers and artists around the world the ability to showcase their talent through the lens of Human Rights.

Playing piano for the Righteous

Within Piano City show in Milan, on 17 May Maestro Gaetano Liguori presents his concert "Piano for the Righteous", with music composed to remember the exemplary figures who risked their lives to save other people's, performing an "act of goodness".

"Forbidden to die of laughter"

Hollande bans Dieudonné's macabre shows. Gariwo asked Hellen Kaufmann, President of Association Anonymes, Justes et Persecutés pendant la période nazie (AJPN) from Bordeaux, for comment about this affair which could be the end of a long dispute or a case of conflicting memories to be tackled through a cultural battle.

Road to valor

Tea Camporesi reviews the book by Aili and Andres McConnon about Gino Bartali, the Italian cycling champion who risked his life to rescue 800 Jews in Italy during World War II. One example of the athlete's goodness and wisdom: “If you are good at sport - Bartali used to say - they will pin medals on your jersey, and then they will shine in a museum. But if you win a medal for doing good it will pin on your soul and will shine elsewhere”.


Literature, cinema and visual art

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In darkness

Agnieszka Holland's movie about Polish Righteous Leopold Socha who rescued the Jews by hiding them in the sewers

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Arturo Toscanini

genius of music, patriot and rebel