In Udine the Fuorirotta exhibition returns and this year the protagonist country of the traditional focus will be Albania.
From the 6 to the November 8, in different places of the city "travelers meet", for a myriad of events that will address the theme of travel from the most varied points of view.
After Mozambique and Vietnam, here is the "Focus Albania", and here is the program (the complete Fuorirotta program is available on the website of the cultural association www.vicinolontano.it )Saturday 7 November, 11.30 hours
Modern Library, via Cavour 13IN ALTO MARE. JOURNEY IN ALBANIA FROM THE COMMUNISM TO THE FUTUREPresentation of the book and meeting with the author, Antonio CaiazzaIntroduces Cristiano Caracci “Where is Albania today, the least known neighbor among the neighbors of Italy? At what point is he on his way from a severe guardian of communist orthodoxy to the land of all freedoms? Today Albania is composite, fast, it is a daily collision of times [...]. And it is almost completely unknown to those who are on this side of the sea, to those who are used to thinking of Albanians as emigrants but not to considering that they also have a country ”. Antonio Caiazza, as a race journalist, manages to strip himself of any prejudice to try to read the signs of a possible future within a complex and difficult reality. Cristiano Caracci urges him, a lawyer and writer with a passion for Adriatic history and culture.
Saturday 7 November, 17 hours
Friuli Library, via dei Rizzani 1 / 3ALBANIA. THE COUNTRY WHERE IT NEVER DIES Meeting with the writer Ornela VorpsiIntroduces Elvio Guagnini “It is the country where people never die. Fortified by endless hours spent at the table, washed down by raki, [...] here the bodies reach a sturdiness that challenges all the trials. We are in Albania, we are not joking here ". Ornela Vorpsi, a young photographer, painter and video artist, who arrived in Italy at the age of twenty-two, belongs to the now increasingly numerous group of migrant writers who have chosen to use the language of foreigners: an Italian who is "lost" and stateless, reinvented and revitalized by the use of unexpected and surprising images and metaphors. In three stories, winners of numerous awards, he creates an "autobiography of Albania" of incredible vivacity and ferocity, in a style worthy of the greatest Balkan tradition. The literary critic Elvio Guagnini presents it.
Saturday November 7 2009, 21.30 hours
Messaggerie, Viale Europa Unita 90ALBANIA, COUNTRY OF FRONTERY by Roland Sejko and Mauro Brescia 2008 - Italian - 90 minutesWith the participation of Roland SejkoIn collaboration with Cinecittà LuceFor today's Italians, Albania exists only since 1991, when thousands of desperate people arrived for the first time on the Italian coasts. But the two countries had long since entered each other's history. The documentary tells the story of the "land of the eagles" from the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the First World War, from King Zog to the Italian occupation, from the rise of Hoxha to the end of communism. The narrative is enriched by a testimony by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and an interview with the Albanian writer Ismail Kadaré, several times nominated for the Nobel Prize. Roland Sejko, who in Italy runs the magazine Bota shqiptare, officially opens the Country Focus, which Fuorirotta dedicates to Albania this year, with a series of events concentrated on Sunday afternoon 8 November.
Sunday 8 November 2009, 14 hours
Messaggerie, Viale Europa Unita 90SLOGANS Regia by Gjergj Xhuvani2001 - Albanian, French subtitles - 90 minutesMessaggerieviale Europa Unita, 90 "High with the spirit of revolution". "American imperialism is a paper tiger." These are some of the slogans that a young biology professor from Tirana and a young French teacher are forced to have written on the mountainside to the unwitting students of a primary school lost among the Albanian stones. Obtuseness and tenderness, irony and censorship, complicit glances and a sense of uselessness in the face of the absurd and anachronistic educational practice are mixed in a refined staging that alludes with wise symbolism to a regime now adrift. The film, presented at the "Quinzaine des Réalisateurs" of the Cannes festival 2001, won the Grand Prize at the Tokyo 2001 International Film Festival.
Sunday 8 November 2009, 15.30 hours
Messaggerie, Viale Europa Unita 90FOCUS ALBANIA. FIRST PART: ALBANIA INSIDE AND OUTSince Kujtim Çashku, Altan Minarolli, Roland Sejko, Francesco Vietti, Ornela VorpsiCoordina Antonio Caiazza to go or stay? Once in Albania, this question took away sleep and lucidity. It was not easy to choose: it was not easy to go and it was not to stay. The desks in the classrooms, the apartments in the buildings, the desks in the offices here and there were emptied. The others, the neighbors, the colleagues, the classmates looked at each other and without speaking wondered: "And we ...?" Over one million Albanians went away, in Greece and Italy above all: one third of the population. The journalist Rai Antonio Caiazza and the anthropologist Francesco Vietti, careful investigators of the socio-economic dynamics of that country, discuss it with some of the most qualified intellectuals of Albania "inside and out": Roland Sejko, director of Bota Shqiptare, newspaper Albanian writer published in Rome, Albanian writer, photographer and painter Ornela Vorpsi, director of the Academy of film and multimedia "Marubi" of Tirana, Kujtim Çashku, and the film director Artan Minarolli.
Interlude of dance, music and Albanian songs by the Albanian folk group of UdineSunday 8 November 2009, 17.30 hours
Messaggerie, viale Europa Unita 90FOCUS ALBANIA - EUROPEAN SECOND PARADISE IS KEY: Participants in the debate are Kujtim Çashku, Artan Minarolli, Roland Sejko, Francesco Vietti, Ornela VorpsiCoordina Antonio CaiazzaA minister who resigns after a sex scandal is Europe. A prime minister who threatens a deputy with death is not Europe. A film school that intends to save a national heritage is Europe. The attempt to smash it is not Europe. There is no date for Albania's entry into the European Union, and in January Tirana will remain excluded from the fall of the visa regime (which will instead start for Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia). Europe, that of the treaties, is therefore far away. But Europe is also a perception, a symbolic and non-existent place in which we place values and principles: efficiency, correctness, honesty, respect and good culture, a mythical and mystical place. What is already European in Albania and what is not yet? Who is already in Europe and who is still out of it? How European are the writers, the directors, the Albanian artists? And how are politicians, those who govern and those who oppose it? Participate in the debate, coordinated by Antonio Caiazza: Kujtim Çashku, Roland Sejko, Ornela Vorpsi, Artan Minarolli and Francesco Vietti.
Sunday 8 November 2009, 19.00 hours
Messaggerie, Viale Europa Unita 90KRONIKE PROVINCIAL / PRAYER OF AMORERegia by Altan Minarolli and Ylljet Aliçka; with Tedi Papavrami, Arta Dobroshi, Ndriçim Xhepa2005 - Albanian, French subtitles - 85 minWith the participation of Artan MinarolliThe thin love story between a young artist returned to post-communist Albania from Paris and the young beautiful teacher of the village who she acts as a model intertwines with the embarrassing and tragicomic disturbance of a muezzin, who endlessly stretches the song of her suras to enjoy the vision of the girl posing naked in the painter's atelier from above. Exhilarating slander from old tavern
the “typical” villagers against the background of a rustic and archaic environment in the landscapes, in the dry-stone walls, in the elementary houses of the village. Tragicomic conflict between human feelings and the paradoxes of a nation's political, economic, moral and spiritual revival.
Sunday 8 November 2009, 21.00 hours
Messaggerie, Viale Europa Unita 90SPARTITI FOR SCUTARI ORKESTRA IN CONCERT
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