Tribute to Alice Rohrwacher OMELIA CONTADINA (HOMILY PEASANT) (Ita-Fra/2020) by Alice Rohrwacher and JR (10 ‘) Courtesy of Alice Rohrwacher

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Tribute to Alice Rohrwacher OMELIA CONTADINA (HOMILY PEASANT) (Ita-Fra/2020) by Alice Rohrwacher and JR (10 ‘) Courtesy of Alice Rohrwacher

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  • Free access event

Dubai

Starts
5 October 2021 - 20:00

Ends
5 October 2021 - 22:00

Italia

Starts
5 October 2021 - 18:00

Ends
5 October 2021 - 20:00

Where

Italy Pavilion - Anfiteatro

Theme

Creativity

Format

Movie nights

Last autumn, during a walk along the border between Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany, I told my friend and artist JR about my concerns regarding the destruction of the agricultural landscape, which has been violated by the proliferation of intensive monocultures that are now shaping entire territories. I told him, as the daughter of a bee-keeper, of the great death of insects that ensues, and of the struggles of small farmers who try to stem the tide of speculation, subsidies, pesticides. At a certain point we stopped at a crossroads: on all sides uninterrupted rows of hazelnuts stretched to the horizon. As we watched, we said it looked like a war cemetery. On the way back we decided that if it looks like a cemetery, we would have to have a funeral. But let it be a funeral full of life! This is how the Omelia contadina (homily peasant) project was born: a cinematic project with which, through our work, we wanted to support the struggle of small farmers and citizens of the Alfina plateau. A funeral, but also a hopeful hymn dedicated to all those who day after day keep us alive by producing our food. (Alice Rohrwacher)

(Event promoted and supported by ANICA)

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