Interview with Nicola Zavaglia, the director - together with René Balcer - of Above the Drowning Sea, a 90-minute documentary about the incredible tale of the Jews who fled to Shanghai. The voices of the film are those of Julianna Margulies and Tony Goldwyn (familiar faces of the tv series The Good Wife and Scandal)
The tale of the Jews in Shanghai has been since 2012 at the core of Ye-Shanghai, curated by Roberto Paci Dalò. With him we have talked about the birth of this project, the figures of the Righteous and the importance of making remembrance not only to narrate the past, but also to reflect on the facts occurring today.
The 16 April vote did not give President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the full victory he expected and caused wide protests among the people, which are totally ignored, says Turkish writer and political scientist Cengiz Aktar in this interview.
The draft bill for the establishment in Italy of the Day in memory of the Righteous of the Humanity was scheduled to discussion in the First Committee. We talked about it with Milena Santerini, President of the Parliamentary Alliance against hatred and racism of the Council of Europe and promoter of the bill.
"The memory of the Righteous calls everyone of us to his or her own commitment to democracy, fighting against racism and intolerance, countering any kind of violence and arrogance of man against the other men". We have talked about it with Emanuele Fiano, deputy and speaker of the bill at the First Committee.
In our times marked by conflicts and clashes, a great moral and political value is retained by the creation of a new Garden of the Righteous in Tunis - an initiative stemming from the cooperation between Gariwo and Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs. We talked about it with H.E.. The Italian Ambassador to Tunisia, Raimondo De Cardona.
"We demand Europe not to be silent in the face of the assaults of Erdogan's regime against the democratic forces. You must support us, because in Turkey the press is reduced to silence". This is the call of Figen Yüksekdağ, feminist and socialist activist, and co-president of HDP.
Inauguration on 15 July 2016 of the Garden of the Righteous of Tunis, inside the Italian Embassy. One of the trees will be dedicated to Hamadi Abdesslem, the Tunisian guide who saved the Italian tourists during the attack against the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Here is the account of Hamadi, whose hope is to hear again the people with whom he lived such a dreadful day.
After a long passage through the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies approved the law that introduced into the Italian criminal code the crime of Holocaust denial. We talked about it with Donatella di Cesare, philosopher and Professor at the Università La Sapienza of Rome, who followed the law's passage very closely.
with Cumhuriyet daily under hard pressure, the only remaining independent tools for free expression are social media, especially Twitter, the Internet and the Kurdish media, like DIHA news-agency, says political analyst Cengiz Aktar, after the constitutional amendment scrapping immunity of MPs with legal proceedings.
Dyana Shaloufi-Rizek is the director of the Museum in Wahat al Salam ~ Neve Shalom, a village inhabited by Israelis and Palestinians willing to coexist peacefully. On 31 May she will be honouring the members of a Circassian village in the Caucasus who rescued 32 Jewish children in the Holocaust.
Interview with prof. David Simon, Director of the Genocide Studies Project at the University of Yale. We covered the ISIS threat, the doctrine of "Responsibility to Protect" and the latest developments in the studies about Armenia, Cambodia and Rwanda. With a wish: that US students plant trees in their faculty campuses.