"Unorthodox" sheds light into a reality that few cultural works acknowledge, let alone deal with: that for women sex can be greatly painful even when consensual, and that for many women it is.
"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 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
“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
“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
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! : )
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
Love is unlimited, time is not! Mama's got a girlfriend, mom loves the ladies Mama's really happy when you're looking at her these days Papa's got a boyfriend, yeah, Dad is a man's man Everybody's family, loving everybody he can... Oh the old world is turning around like a top and there's nothing you and … Continue reading Family
These guys visited Middlebury college a few weeks ago and had a truly wonderful performance I was lucky to watch from the first raw, dancing just half a meter apart from them. Their songs are full of rhythm, passion, honesty and sensitivity. Full of optimism and genuine emotion. Check them out and see for yourself!
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?