Have always been in love with the word "grassroots". Perhaps because it represents an almost utopian concept of power to the people, that glorious idea that if only a few individuals get together, ready to cooperate, inspire each other and employ a bit of elbow grease, their community can be changed for the better. Without the help of sweet-talking politicians, prepotent financiers and all around egocentrics.
But for me, an ideal has to be made real, tangible before I can truly appreciate it. And thanks to the young, enthusiastic, cinema-loving folks at La Guarimba, an upcoming free-admissions film festival to be held in Amantea -- a sleepy, historic seaside town in the Calabria region of Italy -- in a c...
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