Monday, February 18, 2013

"Girlfriend in a Coma" to be screened at the American University of Rome

the The Department of International Relations of the American University of Rome presents a special screening of

“Girlfriend in a Coma"


Annalisa Piras (Director & Writer) and Bill Emmott (Presenter & Co-Writer)

followed by a discussion

Auriana Auditorium, Via P. Roselli, 16, 00153 Rome
Friday, February 22nd 15.00 – 17.30

As part of its mission to encourage open debate and cross cultural discussion, the American University of Rome is happy to screen Bill Emmott and Annalisa Piras’ controversial documentary “Girlfriend in a Coma”. The film was due to be screened last week at Rome’s Maxxi Museum of Contemporary Art but the Museum president, Giovanna Melandri, cancelled the screening “in order not to host events with political implications”. We are fully aware that any discussion of social problems is "political" but nor the debate that has accompanied it is partisan towards or against a party or movement. Elections are a time of choice and this screening will be a moment when Italians and their friends can debate those choices.
Emmott and Piras will present their film and discuss it afterwards at the AUR Auriana Auditorium, Via Pietro Roselli 16, 00153 Rome at 15.00 on Friday 22 February. The screening is free but booking is necessary

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