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Afghan director Karimi will teach cinema at the CSC in Rome

2021-10-11T09:01:20.987Z

Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi, author on August 13 of the touching open letter to the international film community, ("I write to you with a broken heart - she wrote - and with the deep hope that you can join me in protecting my ... (ANSA )



(ANSA) - ROME, OCTOBER 11 - The Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi, author on August 13 of the touching open letter to the international film community, my beautiful people, especially the filmmakers, from the Taliban ") will teach in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, where she was assigned the position of VisitingProfessor for the academic year 2021/2022. The first Afghan woman to earn a PhD in film and until her escape to lead the Afghan Film Organization, Karimi will hold an interdisciplinary course in innovative storytelling in English which also includes mentorship of some student works. "A great opportunity for a director like me, but also an honor", comments the director today, who adds moved: "For me this teaching opportunity is a journey of healing to survive the trauma that my country and I have gone through in recent months". Marta Donzelli, president of the CSC Foundation, says that the idea of ​​calling her to Rome was born in August during the dramatic days of the Taliban occupation of Kabul. great talent, but a woman of extraordinary courage who has dedicated the last few years to the development of a free cinema in her country, to the support of young artists and to women's rights ".For me, this teaching opportunity is a healing journey to survive the trauma that my country and I have gone through in recent months. "Marta Donzelli, president of the CSC Foundation, says that the idea of ​​calling her to Rome was born in August during the dramatic days of the occupation. talebanadi Kabul, "Sahraa Karimi's appeal struck me a lot - he explains - Sahraa is not only a very talented artist, but a woman of extraordinary courage who has dedicated her last years to the development of a free cinema in her country, to support young artists and artists and women's rights ".For me, this teaching opportunity is a healing journey to survive the trauma that my country and I have gone through in recent months. "Marta Donzelli, president of the CSC Foundation, says that the idea of ​​calling her to Rome was born in August during the dramatic days of the occupation. talebanadi Kabul, "Sahraa Karimi's appeal struck me a lot - he explains - Sahraa is not only a very talented artist, but a woman of extraordinary courage who has dedicated her last years to the development of a free cinema in her country, to support young artists and artists and women's rights ".Taliban occupation in Kabul, "Sahraa Karimi's appeal struck me a lot - he explains - Sahraa is not only a very talented artist, but a woman of extraordinary courage who has dedicated her last years to the development of a free cinema in her country, to support of young artists and artists and women's rights ".Taliban occupation in Kabul, "Sahraa Karimi's appeal struck me a lot - he explains - Sahraa is not only a very talented artist, but a woman of extraordinary courage who has dedicated her last years to the development of a free cinema in her country, to support of young artists and artists and women's rights ".


   After having managed to get a contact from her, thanks to Alberto Barbera and the Venice Film Festival (which in 2019 invited her to the Orizzonti section with her film Hava, Maryam, Ayesha), when she was already safe in Kiev, continues Donzelli, " I wrote to tell her that the doors of our school were open and that we would have liked to invite her as a visiting professor to Rome. The fact that she accepted our proposal filled me with joy, a little light in the dark ".

Italy, commented the Minister of Culture Franceschini on the eve of the extraordinary G20 on Afghanistan, "is close to the Afghan people in safeguarding the creative freedom of artists".

(HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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