THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE CELEBRATIONS OF IGNAZIO SILONE

The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo spoke at the inauguration of the celebrations of Ignazio Silone and at the "Silonian literary drying rack".
Through Via delle Botteghe, where the writer's birthplace is, recently restored and close to inauguration, again through Via del Carmine where the Museum dedicated to Silone is located and then down towards the staircase, the route is June at the Fonti Vecchie, a place where Silone's tomb is located.
Along the way, it was possible to read the articles that the national and world press published on the occasion of his death and which were collected by Antonio Gasbarrini - curator - together with Annibale Gentile in the volume "Silone tra l'Abruzzo e il Mondo".
To enrich the evening, a series of other events that animated the town to the delight of visitors: Tamara Macera and Pietro Angelone, in Piazza dell’Orologio, were engaged in a series of readings with musical accompaniment; the CAI Valle del Giovenco, at 6:45 pm led the guests on a Silonian excursion; we have not forgotten the children who were involved at 9:00 pm in the review "Read me a story" which, through a series of activities, encouraged an approach to literature and theater. Then again the museum visits and the drafting of a collective story through “the suitcase of ideas”. On Saturday 22 August the program was even richer and more interesting from a cultural and artistic point of view; at 10:00 a "live painting" inspired by the splendid and painful stories woven into Silone's novels while at 16:30 another live, this time with a Silonian musical theme, enlivened the afternoon at the Cloister of the S. Francis; at 18:00 the highlight of the event: at the writer's tomb, some representatives of the Italian Red Cross, the Civil Protection and the P.T.A. they have read from Pescina - strictly without a microphone, as the writer's express will - some pages of Silone's novels. At 9.15 pm at the Silone Refuge, the Cultural Association Il Laboratorio presented a monologue, with musical accompaniment, by Lino Liulianella who recited "A dint of being wind".
President Capasso concludes: "The poignant ballad by Fabrizio De Andrè is moving: congratulations to the city of Pescina which, together with the heads of the Study Center, has made great efforts to honor the anniversary of the death of the illustrious fellow citizen; the lights do not go down and the curtain does not fall on his greatness as a writer who, like few others, was able to bet and win on the essential word and managed to make the lived experience and the local human universal
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THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE RECOVERY OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF LEBANON DAMAGED BY THE EXPLOSION

The Fondazione Mediterraneo has undertaken initiatives to recover Lebanon's cultural heritage severely damaged by the explosion in the port of Beirut.
President Capasso has started an inventory to understand the urgencies to which the interventions should be addressed.

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THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK BY DACIA MARAINI "TRIO"

President Michele Capasso intervened at the presentation of Dacia Maraini's book "Trio", complimenting the writer for the quality of the work.
An intense and delicate novel, pervaded by the colors and smells of Sicily, which through the filter of a past never so close speaks of each of us, and of what can save us when everything collapses outside.
"Trio - Story of two friends, a man and the plague in Messina" (Rizzoli) marks the return of Dacia Maraini to the historical narrative after "The long life of Marianna Ucrìa", one of the most beloved books of the writer, poet, essayist, playwright and screenwriter among the most important in Italy who chose "her" Abruzzo, that of Pescasseroli, among whose woods in the heart of the Park, the author lives for a good part of the year, for one of the first presentations (the volume was released last June): at 6 pm, in Piazza Umberto I, the writer talked about it with the journalist of the Center, Domenico Ranieri, in a dialogue with musical interludes from the accordion orchestra “La Box del Vento” directed by Alessandro Parente.
"Trio" is an epistolary novel. To write to each other, in Sicily, in 1743, are Agata and Annuzza: their bond comes from afar, it was born when, still children, they learned the all-female art of embroidery under the severe gaze of Sister Mendola; he grew up feeding on the adventures of Cid and Ximena, read aloud together in the garden; she resisted the somersaults of fate, which made Agata the bride of Girolamo and Annuzza a young woman still free from the awe and joys of marriage. Now, while a plague epidemic is decimating the population of Messina, the two friends are cultivating their relationship at a distance at the tip of the pen, because the fear of contagion has driven them away from the city but has not extinguished the desire to be part of the one of the life of the other. And even if it is the man himself who ignites their desires, and the heart is pounding to impose their own reasons, Agata and Annuzza will be able to defend their friendship from jealousy and conventions of the world, which tells the women they have chosen better than any other feeling. to be
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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF ENZO BIAGI

The eighteenth of the anniversaries is dedicated to the centenary of Enzo Biagi's birth.
President Michele Capasso recalled the great journalist and on the 5 floors of the Museum - in full compliance with the rules for Covid - videos, unpublished and the main interviews were shown
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LEBANON ON FIRE AGAIN

The Fondazione Mediterraneo is close to the Lebanese people - to whom 30 years of friendship and cooperation are linked - in this terrible tragedy.
As has happened several times, Lebanon will know how to rise again. In a special meeting of the International Scientific Committee, the serious question of this country and possible interventions of aid and solidarity will be addressed
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THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE FOUNDATION EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY FOR LEBANON

During an "ad hoc" meeting, the international committee of the Mediterranean Foundation expressed solidarity with the Lebanese people, victims of the serious explosion that caused innocent victims and destruction.
“We are close to the Lebanese people to whom 30 years of friendship and cooperation in this terrible tragedy bind us. As has happened several times, Lebanon will be able to rise again ”this is the final declaration of the meeting which decided on concrete initiatives for the protection and safeguarding of the damaged cultural heritag
e.

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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE FRANCA VALERI'S BIRTH

The seventeenth of the anniversaries is dedicated to the centenary of Franca Valeri's birth. President Michele Capasso recalled the great actress and on the 5 floors of the Museum - in full compliance with the rules for Covid - films, unpublished works and the main theatrical "pieces" were screened.

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THEATRICAL EVENT: "NEEDED CONTAGIO"

The events at the Museum of Peace - MAMT continue in full compliance with the rules of distancing.
The program is titled "Being There" and aims to highlight the irreplaceable role of culture for recovery after the pandemic.
Period of contagion, a condition of emerging uncertainty for all seasons. An uncomfortable situation that poses the need to find a way out. The commitment of "Bottega constitututiva" goes in this direction, an initiative that was presented today at the Peace Museum in Naples born from the idea of ​​the playwright and director Egidio Carbone Lucifero and supported by the Fondazione Mediterraneo. The activities are articulated with thematic in-depth meetings, training
and experimentation in synergy, among others, with the master Enzo Moscato, exponent of the new Italian and European dramaturgy. On this occasion the medium footage was screened
"Guado" (ITA 2014), work by Egidio Carbone Lucifero for cinema with the original soundtrack by James Senese.
The meeting, organized with the representatives of the Cultural Heritage section of the provincial Acli of Naples, the Mediterranean Foundation and the Peace Museum of Naples, was attended by artists and union representatives from the world of culture and entertainment, including Massimo Taglialatela, Uilcom regional secretary Campania, sector particularly affected by the contingent state of crisis. In the presence of the author, the artists of the Bottega Costitutiva read texts by Enzo Moscato and Egidio Carbone Lucifero with musical interventions by Marzouk Mejri
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ENZO MOSCATO VISITS THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

The theater director Enzo Moscato visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT expressing satisfaction for a "unique and extraordinarily important place for the city of Naples".
From the Churchill Room to the emotional itineraries on cinema and Mediterranean theater, the visit took place under the guidance of President Michele Capasso who, with Moscato, addressed the theme of "non love" that invades humanity today.

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VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM ON THE PATH DEDICATED TO MOLINARI

In compliance with the rules of distancing, a group of visitors retraced the main stages of the sculptor Mario Molinari in the emotional journey of the Museum.

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