New piece for Feminist Current: “Exposing youth to porn is dangerous, but the harms of pornography don’t end there”

In June, the government of New Zealand launched a public advertising campaign to warn about the consequences of pornography on minor consumers.

The ad shows a male and a female porn actor walking up to a house, naked, to inform the shocked mother who opens the door that her young son is consuming pornography from all the available electronic devices in the house. They tell her this is harmful for the boy as, “he does not know how relationships actually work,” and because, in porn, they don’t talk about consent. The female porn actress, “Sue,” tells the mother she and her partner “usually perform for adults, but your son’s just a kid.” The male actor, “Derrick,” stresses that he “would never act like that in real life.” The distressed mother is prompted to talk to her son “about the difference between what you see online and real-life relationships.” Continue reading

A petition for jazz pianist Esbjörn Svensson

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Swedish jazz pianist Esbjörn Svensson would have turned 56 today, had he been alive. I believe that in these coronavirus times we have all understood the importance of Beauty in our lives and how fundamental it is to be connected to all Arts.
Music is especially essential for our well-being and jazz is one of its most elegant manifestations. And Esbjörn is one of its biggest giants of all time.
I miss him every day and I feel that there is a risk that he may be forgotten by the future generations unless something is done to protect his memory.
I wanted to urge the mayor of Stockholm to create some public spaces to cherish his legacy and I decided to address a petition for that. Many of the most important Swedish and European jazz musicians I could get a hold on have been so kind to join me, so I am launching this campaign that will be active for a couple of months. I will close it on the 14th of June, which is the sad anniversary of Esbjörn’s passing away, 12 years ago.
I hope many of you will like to join me in this request. Thank you ❤️
[A special thank you to Christian Spering (the first bass player in the trio!) who gave me this original photo of Esbjörn, from the mid-eighties ❤️ ]
Thank you Anita Svensson and Eva Svensson for letting me take this initiative, and thank you Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund for being the first one to endorse it. And thank you so much Anton Eger, Arild Andersen, Asja Valcic, Bugge Wesseltoft, Christian Spering, Daniel Karlsson, Espen Eriksen, Fredrik Lundin, Helge Lien, Ida Sandlund, Iiro Rantala, Ivo Neame, Jacob Karlzon, Jeanette Lindström, Joakim Milder, Lina Nyberg, Karin Hammar, Lars Danielsson, Maria Pia De Vito, Marius Neset, Martin Hederos, Mats Eilertsen, Nils Landgren, Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Danemo, Rita Marcotulli, Sören Bebe, Ulf Wakenius, Viktoria Tolstoy
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New project for “Dignity no-profit People”

As a derived project of my documentary film “Dignity”, a brand new project was started, called “Dignity no profit people“. We are now extremely happy to announce that the project is expanding even more, as we are buying some land to build a multipurpose center where we plan for educational, handicrafts, health, sports, theatrical and you-name-it projects!

If you have any ideas you want to share with us, please feel free to come with proposals! We are open and curious, and do not focus on money but on love, creativity & effort from all who believe that single small acts of beauty do make a difference! As our page is mainly in Italian, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me, should you feel curious about more!

Presentation of my novel “Di morire libera” in Naples

A lot is happening around my novel “Di morire libera” (“To Die Free“) as I had a presentation of the book in the amazing location of Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, with a full house and a very interesting panel! I feel blessed and proud, as the city mayor Mr. de Magistris granted the city patronage!

Many articles have been published about this event, and there is also a nice TV interview with me 🙂

Curious about photos? Please check my fb page!

“Dignity” selected for the grand Istanbul Filmmor Festival!

I believe that the logo of this Turkish festival dedicated to women directors by itself says so much about me and what I stand for, that I need no words to express how happy and moved I am for having been selected for it.

The Filmmor Festival is rich with ideas, energy and beauty: all that the girls represented in the film possess. I am sincerely hoping to be able to attend in person, it is what the girls deserve!