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Karawan Festival

Karawan Festival
Karawan Festival
Interculturalism with a smile on the face
Karawan Festival
Karawan Festival | Interculturalism with a smile on the face

From June 6th to 11th there is the opening of Karawan, the traveling film festival that will screen its movies in the courtyards of the Tor Pignattara palaces, to illuminate with the light of the big cinema the fears and distrusts that have always impeded dialogue, exchange and sharing. Since 2012, with a screen and a projector, the organizers have been transforming abandoned and disused spaces in places where people can meet and enjoy the collective rite of the illuminated cinematic screen.

It’s a nomadic movie festival that will take the screen directly to the usual placea where people have always been in touch with relationships to reaffirm the need for meeting and overcoming stereotypes. Absolute protagonist: the smile as a communication tool between communities, cultures and religions living in Tor Pignattara. Karawan is the first (and unique) festival of cinema that faces the issues of coexistence, identity, encounter between cultures by choosing cheerfulness and lightness, starting from the conviction that smiling is the natural encounter between the different cultures of the world, the ideal "place" where the differences disappear and we rediscover we are humans.

For this edition, the festival is twinned with the Ringhiera Cinema of Milan, to build together a network of cultural realities that carry on a national scale a new vision and a new approach to interculture, meeting, sharing and that put the suburbs at the heart of the country's cultural agenda. A companion of this trip to the extraordinary daily life of the neighbourhood will be a historic partner - Asinitas Onlus - who will create a series of workshops and art incursions as a sign of encounter, sharing and exchange.

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