Sooner or later I would like to be able to write some different articles on Marubi. Talk about some short films of the students or one of the many cultural initiatives that it proposes and instead I find myself still having to update his precarious situation.
A few days ago (25 Maggio) was yet another communiqué that was sent to me in which they warned me that Top Channel workers had returned to gird the school garden with a wire mesh, taking advantage of the imminent departure of Kujtim Cashku, invited by Wim Wenders to Berlin guest of the conference "ThinkTank on European Film and Film Policy".
Ironically this conference has as its topic “The Image of Europe” and besides Wenders there are numerous other international directors such as the Greek Costa Gavras or the Spanish Fernando Trueba in addition to that of the European Union president José Manuel Barroso.
The nets, walls and every type of fence have become in recent years the symbol of power and non-tolerance.
As soon as 20 fell the most important wall, that of Berlin, but the thrill of seeing a free and united world under the sign of brotherhood and friendship between peoples has soon vanished and from the 2001 to today numerous other walls, networks or barriers have sprung up a bit everywhere to mark once again that difference that scares the powerful of the earth so much.
Top Channel said it is ready to return with bulldozers to cut down the trees in that garden that a few weeks earlier had been dubbed "The park of Ideas" a free space open to the whole city where it is possible to express or simply listen to poets, writers and philosophers and discuss community problems by proposing alternatives and debates.
This time the workers returned with the authorization to proceed signed by the mayor of Tirana, Edi Rama, who in this way also took a position in this affair siding with Berisha and Top Channel. All this is happening under the total silence and disinterest of the national media.
It is in the election campaign, soon there will be elections, and once again this small school, this small factory of culture, proves to be useless, not important for the development of the nation.
Sali Berisha and Edi Rama the two main candidates of this election, even according to the words of Fatos Nano interviewed on TV Klan, seem to be two sides of the same coin.
That medal which, I repeat once again, is the sinister economic interest, is the corrupt and corrupting power that does not want to hinder along its path, that power that often takes, besides the shape of the wall, also that of the bulldozer. extension of the network that was put in, it is clear that the building that will be the new Top Channel building will be enormous, it will perhaps be yet another skyscraper that will soar over Tirana, one of the cities with the lowest rate of public green in Europe , capital of a state that claims to enter Europe, but which is still too often recalled by international bodies for irregular behavior and lack of political transparency, in which politicians of both sides hide too many skeletons in the closet and whose population all abroad is still too important in sustaining the national economy.
Country in which (alas) the recent Italian example of overriding the judiciary and political immunity is carried forward with conviction, with aims (only apparent) of the common good but which instead always hide the economic interests of small groups of power if not of single people.
Tomorrow, the day after tomorrow or who knows when the Top Channel workers will return with their Bulldozers and it saddens me to know that nobody will be able to stop them, neither my words nor the tears of the students nor any legal action that the school has taken or will take.
And when in the future you will notice what you have lost by destroying not only a place but a possibility of free and independent culture, it will be too late, you will not be able to go back and then perhaps my words will make sense even for those who are now skeptical or he thinks a film school is really useless, and those tears that fall on a garden today will fall on a barren gray earth like cement that is devastating a wonderful country.
To cheer me up a bit from the sadness of these last sentences of mine I try to imagine that all this that is happening is not true, that it is simply the script of a film with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill and that they are there now ready to reject with a noisy and acrobatic fist fight the bad guys who arrive with their Bulldozers and thus restore peace and harmony for that small community of students who found themselves at the center of economic interests greater than themselves and that like the inhabitants of the village in the jungle of Banana Joe they are powerless in the face of Power.
Oh Banana-dwarf Joe ...https://www.youtube.com/user/afmmtv