Opening the fourth edition of the Festival delle Letterature Migranti

Back to Palermo from 17 to 21 October – with collateral events on 15, 16 and 22 October – the Festival delle Letterature Migranti (Festival of Migrants Literature), promoted by Palermo Italian Capital of Culture 2018 by the Association of Migrants Literature Festival, together with the City of Palermo, the Regione Siciliana, the University of Palermo and numerous other public and private institutions.

The fourth edition will host some of the greatest performers of our time including: François Beaune, Paolo Di Stefano, Chen He, Max Lobe, Valeria Luiselli, Nasim Marashi, Wu Ming 2, Charif Majdalani Andrea Segre, Adriano Sofri, Vladimir Sorokin and Yanis Varoufakis.

A literary program of almost 90 meetings dedicated to contemporary art, theater, music and cinema, round tables, book presentations, insights, workshops, workshops, exhibitions, projections, performances.

(photo: the press conference to present the festival)

Many places in Palermo involved:  the Steri, the ancient Osterio Magno that was the seat of the Inquisition and which will be the most important place of the Festival,  the Regional Archaeological Museum Antonino Salinas the Teatro Massimo, Palazzo Branciforte, the Teatro Biondo, the GAM – Gallery of Modern Art, the Eglìse and the so-called “non-places” as well, like the shopping centers of the Coop.

The Festival of Migrant Literatures 2018 will open and close, recalling two highlights of our history – the Nazi-Fascist raid of the Ghetto of Rome (October 16, 1943), of which this year is seventy-five years old, and the 80th anniversary of the laws Italian racial events – with two film cornerstones of the history of cinema: Shoah by Claude Lanzmann (France, 1985) ten-hour documentary on contemporary history and Intolerance by David W. Griffith (United States, 1916), masterpiece of the silent that through four distinct episodes embraces a time span of two thousand years.
The Festival of Migrant Literatures will open Monday, October 15 at 21.00 at the Teatro Massimo with the screening of Shoah (first period / 1).

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