27th July, "Being Sinti and Roma: the cultural commitment. Let's talk about it at MEIS

MEIS organises a meeting to raise awareness of the important cultural contributions that Sinti and Roma, as well as other minorities historically discriminated and persecuted, make to the Italian society.

The event is held on Friday, July 27, at 11:00, within the bookshop of the Museum (Via Piangipane 81, Ferrara). Free entrance.


Opening addresses

Michele Campanaro, Prefect of Ferrara
Chiara Sapigni, Councillor for Health, Personal Care Services and Family Policies of the Municipality of Ferrara
Dario Disegni, President of MEIS

Simonetta Della Seta, Director of MEIS, coordinates

Speech by Davide Casadio, President of the Sinti Italy National Association and of the Roma and Sinti Italy Federation

Guido Vitale, Director of Pagine Ebraiche, presents Mondes tsiganes. La fabrique des images. Une histoire photographique, 1860-1980, the major exhibition on the nomad communities currently underway in Paris

Magda Iazzetta, teacher at the Comprehensive Institute “Dante Alighieri”, reads two excerpts from Ceija Stojka’s Perhaps I dream of living? A Roma girl in Bergen-Belsen (Giuntina, Firenze, 2007) and from the speech she gave during the audience granted in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI to 3,000 European Sinti and Roma

The director Ruggero Gabbai tells the story of his film Cici daci dom, we Gypsies of Italy (1998)

The violinist Lucilla Rose Mariotti plays the gypsy ballad for solo violin Dža more by the Czech composer Sylvie Bodorová

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