Young people meet cinema with “Magna Graecia Experience”

Gianvito Casadonte (left) and Richard Gere

Educate and sensitize the young generations on issues such as social inclusion and respect for diversity through the languages ​​of cinema and TV.

It is the objective that characterizes the project “Magna Graecia Experience”, devised by Gianvito Casadonte and now in its second edition, which will involve students of upper 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 which 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 who experience situations of hardship 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 regional capital, Donatella Monteverdi, the general director 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 the diversity”, with the directors Sabrina Paravicini and the young man Nino Monteleonewho will also be guests of a preview meeting the day before, November 26, in Palmi in collaboration with the local Lions Club, chaired by Antonello Posterino.

On 3 December, a special appointment with the screening of “The First Rule” from Maximilian D’Epiro, coinciding with the release in cinemas: at the center of the film is the story of an afternoon remedial class that turns into an intense life experience destined to change the destiny of a professor and a group of young students forever. An extraordinary international guest will be present in Catanzaro together with the director, Darko Pericin 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 other exceptional testimonials also Alexander Haber who will comment “Travelling with Adele” together with the director Alessandro Capitani; Alexander Precious will discuss the theme of the ‘Ndrangheta at the center of “Free to choose” from James Campiotti; Paul Ruffini will accompany the vision of “head over heels” And “Up&Down”, the latter characterized by the extraordinary cast of actors affected by Down’s Syndrome; Julius Goliath he 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 Moses Curia will explain his feelings experienced on the set of “Hug him for me” on the theme of mental distress; director Francesco Bruniwho directed “Scialla” reflecting on teenage torments and behind the camera of the new very successful TV series, broadcast on Netflix, “Everyone is asking for salvation”. There will also be the raid of Except Noaha successful psychologist and psychotherapist, as well as one of the most respected trainers nationwide.

All guests will receive the Silver Column created by the goldsmiths Michele and Antonio Affidato.

Young people meet cinema with “Magna Graecia Experience”