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The song that touched a generation of immigrants
a documentary by Olmo Cerri, 2017, 93′
Screening at the Italian Cultural Institute Istanbul with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland
Italian with English and Turkish subtitles
Within the 17th week of Italian language in Istanbul
Wednesday October 18, 6:15 pm
Carmela, don Gregorio, Gabriella and Lorella don’t know each other but they have a lot in common. In the middle of 60ees, at the culmination of the great migratory wave, they arrived in Switzerland. And here, they have lived the Schwarzenbach’s years listening to the very young singer Gigliola Cinquetti, became famous after winning San Remo’s Festival in the 1964. Four stories crossing the notes of one of the most popular songs of the era, telling of hopes, dreams, solidarity but also (and especially) of closure, xenophobia, clandestine and exploitation. Four stories more current than ever.
Italian Cultural Institute Istanbul
Eskişehir Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Cad. No:75, 34430 Şişli/Beyoğlu/İstanbul
The title, Palimpsest, originally denotes a piece of writing material on which the original writing has been erased to make room for later writing.
However, traces of the overwritten texts remain.
This paleographic phenomenon will inspire the artists of the Mahalla Festival 2022. They will be concerned with the use of resources in a
comprehensive way: in terms of ecological, economic, political, social and communal memory culture.