Finissage events exhibition “The massacre of flowers”

BRINDISI – As part of the exhibition La massacre dei Fiori, promoted by the Poli BiblioMuseali Regionali and set up by the Ribezzo Museum of Brindisi – Piazza Duomo 7 in the exhibition hall, two unmissable finissage events are planned for Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 January.

Tuesday 17 January, at 19.30, “Iran out of silence. Music, Poetry, Testimony”. Testimonies on the subject for an active commitment of the citizens of Brindisi in the defense of human rights, barbarously ignored and silenced in Iran these days.

During the evening, organized in collaboration with the Club Inner Wheel Brindisi CARF and the Yeahjasi! Brindisi – Spazio Musica, musical pieces taken from the Mediterranean tradition will alternate, performed by Daria Falco (voice and frame drums) and Bruno Galeone (accordion), readings of some verses of the Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967), cultured expression of Iranian women’s society of the ‘900, edited by Prof. Mimmo Tardio, e

testimonials from relevant organisations.

The synergy between poetry, music, graphic art and real life stories aims to raise awareness of the protection of human rights, towards all peoples beyond any “apparent” distance.

A massacre that is affecting the most beautiful and most fragile elements of Iranian society: women, young people and children.

Wednesday 18 January, at 10, Cineforum: in collaboration with the associations Io Donna, Anpi, Auser, SPI-CGIL Women’s Coordination, WG Academy. The event is mainly dedicated to schools with the screening of the animated film PERSEPOLIS, by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.

The Brindisi schools will participate: IISS “Ferraris – De Marco – Valzani”, IISS “E. Majorana”, IPSSS ”Morvillo Falcone”, IT “Carnaro-Marconi-Flacco-Belluzzi, ITT “G. Giorgi”, Classical High School “B. Marzolla”, Scientific High School “Fermi Monticelli, Human Sciences High School and “E Palumbo” Linguistic High School

Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel of the same name, Persepolis is a 2007 animated film shot almost entirely in black and white, and it is the story of a city, Tehran, of its history of revolutions and wars seen through the eyes of Marjane , from 9 to 22 years old.

It is, above all, the story of her growth, the journey of self-discovery and the search for a place of her own in society. It therefore represents the journey of every young life, in every part of the world.

Persepolis received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Awards nomination for the Oscar for best foreign film. The film will be followed by a debate on the reality represented by Marjane’s graphics (the film exploits the 2D animation technique to reproduce the original drawings by the Iranian artist) and the horror of the same drawn many years later by Gianluca Costantini.

Finissage events exhibition “The massacre of flowers”