This is the latest episode of the reportage today.
Tomorrow I return to Italy, where Albania for the media and most of the common people do not exist, replaced in the last chronicles by the Romanians.
The Italian media maintain a cloak of obscurantism towards the states from which many of our immigrants come.
Why do they do it?
I have given myself an answer, how can we frighten citizens and create a climate of hatred and fear towards immigrants if people know the history and habits of their countries of origin?
How to criminalize them (to make them in the eyes of the "good people" of the "inferior") if you know them? I am glad to know that we are among the very few European countries that do so, while other European countries that really matter and Germany for example) have a completely different attitude.
I am reminded of an episode of Presa Diretta, the program that has replaced Report on Raitre in these weeks, and that I saw before leaving.
The topic of the episode was the Roma, and not only the numbers were compared but also the treatment they received by comparing Italy with Spain.
And while we are going to close them in the ghettos (and therefore push them even further towards social exclusion and therefore delinquency) the Spaniards instead thanks to a far-sighted integration plan launched years ago today begin to enjoy the fruits, and the Roma neighborhoods. integrated into the cities they have a very low crime rate and people live quietly respecting their traditions. They do not need "patrols" to maintain public order.
A difference of light years.
This is beyond the speech I have followed until today, but it is important for me to touch this subject because in Italy I get very angry when I hear some politicians talk about the problem of immigration (then why say problem ...) or I see acts of intolerance (sometimes even of violence) towards foreign citizens, from wherever they come.
What does cinema have to do with this? It has to do with it, because Cinema is a means of representation and cultural study from universal expressive possibilities.
In fact a film, unlike a novel, does not need to be "translated", but is mainly based on images to convey the story. Cinema as an invention is born mute.
And in a film there is much more than a story, there is man, there is his culture, and his values, in short, there is a whole world that shows itself and that acts as a vehicle of history. That is why every nation with its films contributes to the development of human values and world culture, starting from its local culture, an indispensable vehicle for learning the world.
Furthermore the diffusion "outside" of its place of origin of a film contributes, as I said yesterday, to the knowledge of the values, traditions and all those cultural aspects of a particular people, contributing precisely to the process of world growth of human culture.
This is why it is important that every nation has its own cinematography, and that there are international festivals, in short, that every nation is artistically active. Not only is its national dignity, but also its responsibility in the world evolution of the human being understood as a "species" that lives on this planet sharing the same air, the same sun, the same water.
I leave the Kinostudio and Tirana hoping that everything here will be settled and that a solution will be found for the existence of the school, not only for the future of these children, but for the whole community that can only benefit from their future cultural production .
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