Cinematography has always been one of my greatest passions, ever since I was a child.
I can still remember the first time my parents took me to the cinema, how fascinating to me were the images projected onto the screen.
And again I remember when I used to get lost among the bookcases in the public library, the precise and scrupulous selection I used to do while choosing the VHS to be brought home: finding the right title, the right film to be watched on the sofa, in the evening, was like a treasure hunt to me.
Nowadays I believe cinema is one of the strongest and most effective means of information. It’s a way to get people sensitive, to convey a message, by getting to know a story, a reality far from ours, allowing each of us to be aware of what is going on in the world.
Because of this and in order to get AFTS a reality as complete and stimulating as possible, we had the idea to create FILM FOR BREAKFAST. This column gives some hints for reflections and offers a good alternative,stimulating a responsible choice even as far as cinema.
That is why, throughout an accurate selection, I will monthly suggest and give reasons for watching a movie.
The choice of the films will privilege documentaries and feature films, both recently and less recently screened, telling about stories of women’s backgrounds and ranging over various themes. I am talking about emancipation of women, immigration, achievement (or violation) of human rights, racism, ethnic minorities and social injustice.
And now I only have to plunge into this new treasure hunt, eager to share it with you.