Authors: Vittorio Daniele e Paolo Malanima (University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro)
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the trends of economic, social and political inequality among the Mediterranean countries in the period 1950-2015. After the examination of the inequalities in GDP per capita among and within nations, we present a human development index (HDI) that includes a measure of democratic achievements. The main result is that inequalities in income, after the rise from the 1950s onwards, declined from the start of the twenty-first century. Inequalities in HDI, instead, constantly diminished in the period under examination, while a process of democratization occurred. On the whole, despite the convergence among Mediterranean countries, economic inequalities are much deeper than those in social and political indicators.
Le portail des données opérationnelles (ODP) a été créé en 2011 pour permettre au HCR de se charger de la responsabilité institutionnelle de fournir une plate-forme de partage d’informations et de données pour faciliter la coordination des urgences de réfugiés. Ceci a été réalisé en utilisant des «vues de situation» indépendantes couvrant les urgences majeures telles que la situation en Syrie ou l’urgence en République centrafricaine et la région méditerranéenne, entre autres.
In this important new work, Margaret Meriwether and Judith Tucker synthesize and make accessible the results of the extensive research on women and gender done over the last twenty years. Using new theoretical approaches and methodologies as well as nontraditional sources, scholars studying women and gender issues in Middle Eastern societies have made great progress in shedding light on these complex subjects. A Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East provides an overview of this scholarship on women and gender in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East.The book is organized along thematic lines that reflect major focuses of research in this area, gender and work, gender and the state, gender and law, gender and religion, and feminist movements, and each chapter is written by a scholar who has done original research on the topic. Although structured around the individual author’s own work, the chapters also include overviews and assessments of other research, highlights of ongoing debates and key issues, and comparisons across regions of the Middle East. An insightful introduction centers the various chapters around key theoretical, methodological, and historical issues and makes connections with other areas of social historical research on the Middle East and with research on gender and women’s history in other parts of the world.Although there are many studies available on women and gender, A Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East provides a breadth of coverage and assessment of the field that is not found elsewhere.
The Department of Oriental Studies – La Sapienza and MEDFILM FESTIVAL present the Internship Study Day “Equal and different: Iso-MedFilm Festival 2020-2021”. During the meeting, the website of the “Voices and Images of Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean” project and the Medfilm Festival archive at the DISO Library will be presented.
The webinar will be held on the zoom platform, Monday 15 February 2021, from 2.00pm to 6.30pm Participation is open to all stakeholders Registration with a nominative request email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction: Franco D’Agostino, Director of the ISO Department; Ginella Vocca, President of MedFilm Festival-MFF; Laura Guazzone, Internship Manager.
h. 14.15-14.25 Presentation of the VOCIMED.IT WEB SITE of the Third Mission Iso project “Voices and images from dialogue intercultural in the Mediterranean ”, L. Guazzone, Iso Sapienza and V. Flora, MFF.
FIRST PART (moderated by Guazzone, directed by Flora)
h. 14.30-15.00 “Human Rights” Theme: Human Rights in Contemporary Islam. An open debate – Francesco Zappa, Iso Sapienza.
h. 15.00-15.10 Debate
h. 15.10-15.45 Theme “cultural dialogue”: The dialogue between cinema and contemporary Arab literature: the Egyptian microcosm – Ada Barbaro, Iso Sapienza.
h. 16.00- 16.30 MEDFILM FESTIVAL SHORT Debate
SECOND PART (moderated by Zappa, directed by Barbaro)
h. 16.30-17.00 “Political dialogue” theme: The Mediterranean that unites and divides: contemporary history of an idea – Laura Guazzone, Iso Sapienza.
h. 17.00-17.100 Debate
h. 17.10-17.40 Gender issue theme: Body, awareness and freedom. Paths in Mediterranean cinema – Veronica Flora, MFF
h. 17.50-18.30 What intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean? Concluding remarks and debate
Paese: France, Algérie | Anno: 2008 | Durata: 1h 33min
In a totally declining industrial zone, discussions about decent wages and practicing religious have upset the delicate agreement between the boss of a dilapidated truck garage and his workers in this visually striking insight into the experience of Franco-Algerian immigrants.
Asphalt’ delves into the lives of two truck drives on the road, crossing borders, towns and cities, loading and unloading goods. Lebanese truck driver, Derar Nsseir, transports goods across Syria, Jordan and all the way to other countries. Meanwhile, Mohamad Mehani, an Egyptian, drives across Egypt and to the Sudanese border delivering necessities. Yet these two have one thing in common: making a living in ever-changing scenery on an asphalt road that stretches miles across the Arab world. ‘Asphalt’ takes us on a journey to examine closely the subtle relationship between man and machine, and provides a reflection on life from behind the wheel.
Tamara lives and works in Italy. He takes care of an old lady named Paola. Her job allows her to save money and support her children who live with their father in one of Georgia’s small villages. During this time, her husband dies in a car accident but his illegal status does not allow Tamara to leave Italy. Unable to attend his funeral, she decides to attend her husband’s funeral by long distance cell phone.
The film is about women who live and work illegally in developed countries. Their only mission is to save enough to support family members living in Georgia.
The second part of one of Pere Portabella’s historical works, “Informe general sobre unas cuestiones de interés para una proyección pública”, released in 1976 in conjunction with the beginning of the political transition process after Franco’s death. This second Informe comes in the context of a serious systemic crisis of a cultural, economic-financial, political and energy nature. And it is above all a testimony of the way in which civil society is emerging from the crisis with a new protagonism of citizen, which simply consists in the citizens’ rapprochement with politics.
Born in Figueres in 1927, Pere Portabella has maintained his political commitment with all the protest movements against the dictatorship of Francisco Franco since the 1960s. Elected senator in the first democratic elections after Franco’s death, he was also a member of the Parliament of Catalonia. At the head of Films 59, he has produced emblematic films of Spanish cinema such as Carlos Saura’s “I monelli” (1959), Marco Ferreri’s “La carrozzella” (1960) and Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana (1960). As a director, he has been active for over forty years, combining the legacy of avant-garde culture with a language of rupture. The only Spanish artist present at Documenta XI in Kassel in 2002, in 2008 he received an honorary degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. His works have been presented in prestigious international festivals and in museums such as MoMA, Center Pompidou, Reina Sofia Museum and Tate Modern.