Every two weeks on Friday evening Droni shows one alternative movie or documentary about a social topic. The main aim is to show movies and documentaries that are not mainstream and relevant nowadays. The first screening was on Friday 9 March. Droni provided popcorn and drinks but everybody was also free to bring what they wanted. With the aim to start the weekend in a pleasant way.
During the first screening we presented an old documentary from Italy, that is still relevant today about the emancipation of women ‘Love meetings’ (1964).
About what? Pier Paolo Pasolini asks with a microphone in his hand Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men’s equals, men and women if a woman’s virginity matters, how they view homosexuals, how sex and honor connect, if divorce should be legal, and if they support closing the brothels (the Merlina Act). He periodically checks in with Alberto Moravia and Cesare Musatti. Bersani is intrusive and judgemental, prodding those who answer. The film’s thesis: despite the booming post-war economy, Italians’ attitudes toward sex are either rigidly Medieval (the poor and the South) or muddled and self-censoring (the bourgeoisie and the North).
After the screening there was a small reflection about the documentary together with the whole group. Even the documentary was recorded in 1964 the group agreed that there are still a lot of similarities about how people think about particular topics today. Such as no hate speech, equal rights for women, divorce and birth control. This not only in Georgia but also in some parts of Europe. During the reflection we discussed a lot of different topics what made the conversation very interactive and interesting.
Next screening will take place on 30th of March, so feel free to join...
PS: if you missed the documentary 'Love Meetings' and you're interested to see watch it: you can find the whole documentary on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSkOnp7Lt-Y
Floris and Pasqualino