6 must-watch Italian movies

"The Great Beauty" is a thought-provoking story set up in the vibrant city of Rome. It raises questions about priviledge, affluence and ultimately- the purpose of life and the quality of the well-lived life, while sarcastically describing the life in the ancient capital of lust and sin and encapsulating the senses with the high quality … Continue reading 6 must-watch Italian movies

Ajami: when life bears no value

Ajami is a skillfully produced movie with an intense plot developed through the use of exciting cinematographic approaches. The narrator of the tragic Israeli-Palestinian tale about human suffering is a young boy called Nasri whose family is deeply troubled. His uncle gets into a conflict with a local gang which then attempts to kill him … Continue reading Ajami: when life bears no value

Stargirl

“When a stargirl cries, she sheds not tears but light.” ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl Wonderful, wonderful book, which miraculously found me through the amazing Christmas gift of Kalina Bibishkova who came at home to give it to me, saying I reminded her of Stargirl- a compliment most valuable and heart-warming. I did see myself in … Continue reading Stargirl

Marina Abramovich: Art and Love

“The artist is present”, a documentary about the exceptional modern artist Marina Abramovich, is a transforming introspection into the life of the now 67-year old Yugoslavian artist whose daring art works have redefined art for good. Marina Abramovich puts on stage everything that is considered unthinkable. Her works are so provocative, so radically different from … Continue reading Marina Abramovich: Art and Love

Fund inspiration! : )

Dear friends, passers-by, soul-mates, help me kick off this project so that we can all support youth empowerment and help young people in Bulgaria receive the support needed to be changers, entrepreneurs, creators! Inspiration is contagious! Today I am opening to you and I depend on your trust in my Potential and my ability to… … Continue reading Fund inspiration! : )

“Milk”: the story of the making of LGBT rights

This is a biographical movie I watched this week with some people from Ross- my residence hall here at Middlebury. The movie was meant to inspire conversation about LGBT issues since the recent act of hatred against a girl associating with the LGBT community who has received a threatening note. The movie tells the story … Continue reading “Milk”: the story of the making of LGBT rights

Where do we go now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Te9c2jReOg Tonight I went to the screening of the movie "Where do we go now" organized by the Arabic Department in Middlebury College. The movie was by all means one of the best I have seen. A remote Lebanese village inhabited by Christians and Muslims has found the way to peaceful coexistence. Respect and brotherly … Continue reading Where do we go now?