Best of Venice: With Tsili Amos Gitai Explains Survival in a Desperate Universe

September 13, 2014 4:51 PM

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Best of Venice: With Tsili Amos Gitai Explains Survival in a Desperate Universe

As we commemorate one hundred years since the start of the First World War and after passing through the atrocities and destructive treaties of WWII, these days we inch closer to a third installment of much the same, without giving it a lot of thought. Pope Francis said on September 13th, at a memorial for soldiers slain in Redipuglia, Italy, "even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction."

But while this one quote from the Pontiff is thought-provoking, I typically shy away from religious figures to make sense of the world around me; I turn instead to filmmakers. As Venice Days delegate and Italian journalist Giorgio Gosetti pointed out, during our recent interview, "artists are strang...

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