Hardly any Italians would tell you that the workers coming from the far South are good for the country – even if none of them would like to do the jobs the Africans do. A very contrary view is the following: Continue reading →
“If not now, when?” Italian women have been asking this year repeatedly. Is the change of political leader a change towards more respect and promotion of women?
Reading the Italian papers one would not think so. Journalist Camillo Langone recently published an article on Libero Quotidiano which he titled “Togliete i libri alle donne: torneranno a far figli”, meaning take the books away from women so they turn back to having children. Continue reading →
Watch out for these movies which will be in theaters very soon. They sound promising: African immigrants arriving in Italy vs. an Italy without immigrants.
Mainland (Terraferma): Italian Writer-Director Emanuele Crialese tells the personal story of Italians encountering African immigrants on a small Italian island. “The film contrasts Italy’s traditional humanist values to inhuman new laws aimed at stemming illegal immigration and insists it’s morally imperative to rebel against them.” says a review from the Venice Film Festival. More about the movie you can find on tiff.net. Continue reading →