CATANZARO Educate and sensitize the young generations on issues such as social inclusion and respect for diversity through the languages of cinema and TV. This is the objective that characterizes the “Magna Graecia Experience” project, conceived by Gianvito Casadonte and now in its second edition, which will involve students from secondary schools in Calabria in a rich program of screenings and meetings, with directors and protagonists of the big and small screen, scheduled from 27 November to 6 December in the locations of the Auditorium Casalinuovo and the Supercinema of Catanzaro. The event is promoted with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Calabria Film Commission and the Municipality of Catanzaro, with the patronage of the Regional School Office and in collaboration with Lilt Catanzaro. An initiative with profound cultural and social implications that sees the youngest as recipients and active witnesses of a training course characterized by the enhancement of the audiovisual intended as a tool capable of transmitting courage and hope to those experiencing hardship situations and their loved ones. Magna Graecia Experience, as the title itself suggests, will therefore offer the possibility of experiencing firsthand emotional and affective experiences of great impact: through cinema and the testimonies of great professionals in the sector, our young people can learn to know more if themselves and their vocations, face reality critically and consciously, welcome diversity as a resource and not as an obstacle. The program of the event was presented in a press conference at the Town Hall of Catanzaro, in the presence of the artistic director Gianvito Casadonte, the councilor for culture of the capital city of the region, Donatella Monteverdi, the director general of the Regional School Office of Calabria, Antonella Iunti, and of the extraordinary commissioner of the Calabria Film Commission Foundation, Anton Giulio Grande. Magna Graecia Experience will open on 27 November, at 10, at the Nuovo Supercinema with a special matinee with “Be Kind – A gentle journey within diversity”, in the company of directors Sabrina Paravicini and the young Nino Monteleone, who will be guests also a preview meeting the day before, November 26, in Palmi (RC) in collaboration with the local Lions Club, chaired by Antonello Posterino. On 3 December, a special appointment with the screening of “The first rule”, by Massimiliano D’Epiro, coinciding with the release in cinemas: at the center of the film is the story of an afternoon recovery course that turns into an intense experience of life destined to change the fate of a professor and a group of young students forever. Together with the director, an extraordinary international guest will be present in Catanzaro, Darko Peric, in the cast of D’Epiro’s work together with Marius Bizau, Haroun Fall, Andrea Fuorto, Ileana D’Ambra, Luca Chikovani, Cecilia Montaruli, Antonia Fotaras, Fabrizio Ferracane. Among the other exceptional testimonials also Alessandro Haber who will comment on “Traveling with Adele” together with the director Alessandro Capitani; Alessandro Preziosi will discuss the theme of the ‘Ndrangheta at the center of “Free to choose” by Giacomo Campiotti; Paolo Ruffini will accompany the viewing of “Perdutamente” and “Up&Down”, the latter characterized by the extraordinary cast of actors affected by Down’s Syndrome; Giulio Golia will tell the experience and professional commitment, together with Franco and Andrea Antonello of the social enterprise I Bambini delle Fate, behind the work of TV correspondent of “Le iene”; the young Calabrian interpreter Moisè Curia will explain the sensations he experienced on the set of “Embrace him for me” on the theme of mental discomfort; the director Francesco Bruni, who directed “Scialla” reflecting on the adolescent torments and behind the camera of the new highly successful TV series, broadcast on Netflix, “Everyone asks for salvation”. There will also be the incursion of Salvo Noè, a successful psychologist and psychotherapist, as well as one of the most popular trainers nationwide. All guests will receive the Silver Column created by the goldsmiths Michele and Antonio Affidato.