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6 must-watch Italian movies

“The Great Beauty” is a thought-provoking story set up in the vibrant city of Rome. It raises questions about priviledge, affluence and ultimately- the purpose of life and the quality of the well-lived life, while sarcastically describing the life in the ancient capital of lust and sin and encapsulating the senses with the high quality cinematographic device employd to create theunique Rome experience. Continue reading

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“Milk”: the story of the making of LGBT rights

This is a biographical movie I watched this week with some people from Ross- my residence hall here at Middlebury. The movie was meant to inspire conversation about LGBT issues since the recent act of hatred against a girl associating with the LGBT community who has received a threatening note.

The movie tells the story of Harvey Milk- an American politician who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California and his determination to put an end to all the discrimination and violence against gay people.

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Where do we go now?

Tonight I went to the screening of the movie “Where do we go now” organized by the Arabic Department in Middlebury College. The movie was by all means one of the best I have seen.

A remote Lebanese village inhabited by Christians and Muslims has found the way to peaceful coexistence. Respect and brotherly love are being spread until outside conflicts between representatives of the two religions start to cast doubt on the feasibility of maintaining peace. A series of accidents cause the outbreak of violence between the men of the village and women have to take control of the situation and prevent the happening of what now seems inevitable. Continue reading