In Lamezia the plots of civil commitment


By John

The enthusiasm of the thirteenth edition of Trame Festival, in Lamezia Terme, continues, with the packed program of books, guests and meetings which came to life with the presence of Diego Bianchi, aka Zoro. The well-known Roman host of Propaganda Live – with a long career already as a blogger, YouTuber, director – already present in the city since the day before, entertained a large audience with his usual irony, as well as many fans, giving his own interpretations regarding “Memory”. “Propaganda Memoria”, in fact, the title of the moment on stage, in Piazzetta San Domenico, which Bianchi shared with the Iene journalist, Roberta Rei.
Widely known, Zoro, for his particular sensitivity to social issues, to current affairs, to a whole world that makes active politics its strong point and which, very often, struggles to find public resonance in the large television networks or in newspapers, his presence at Trame this year is an added value to the social and civil cause that the Festival has been pursuing for thirteen years now in the name of militant anti-mafia. Diego Bianchi himself, who in his numerous investigations and reportages has often visited Calabria, recounting in detail the problems, the events linked to migrants, the parable of Riace and Mimmo Lucano, but also positive stories of those young Calabrians who in these days also remain present to “be there” and to have their say. Lastly, the investigation aired last May on the hospitals of Polistena and Vibo Valentia, as well as the interview with the last mayor of San Luca before the last local elections a few weeks ago handed the small Calabrian municipality over to anti-mafia commission due to lack of candidates to be elected.
There was also talk of businesses “to protect the healthy and free economy”, in a meeting in collaboration with Confcommercio, sponsor of Trame again this year, and the publisher Florindo Rubbettinoas well as cultural landscapes, with the teacher Giovanna De Sensi Sestitothe Archaeologist Stefania Mancusothe Director of the Lametino Archaeological Museum Simona Bruni, the writer Francesco Bevilacqua and the journalist Massimo Tigani Sava vwho held the reins of the discussion on cultural heritage and on the correct valorization of cultural assets, both tangible and intangible.
As this year Trame is getting us used to, performative moments and readings also in some non-canonical places but which are experiencing a new youth, in the city, thanks to good business practices and the enthusiasm of the promoters: this is the case of the “Edicola dei services” Pan&Quotidiano, which has been working in the city for months to redevelop the very central and historic Piazza Mazzini. Here is the reading with Attilio Bolzoni and Marco Gambino “Story of a romantic dog”, directed by Manuela Ruggiero. And again, the new book by Archangel Badolati, “Traitor children. The scions of the bosses fleeing from the ‘ndrangheta”, which the author presented with the prosecutor Giuseppe Lombardo and the journalist Paola Militano. «Telling about the mafia every day is the only way to defeat it» recalled prosecutor Lombardo, and again, in the setting of the municipal library, Diana Russo with her book “Olivia and the others” in which the young magistrate talks about the vulnerability of women victims of violence but also their tenacity and strength.
Furthermore, the exhibitions and artistic installations continue to receive great acclaim, a continuous coming and going through the corridors of the Lametino Archaeological Museum where 44 works of art seized from the mafia and returned to the community are on display until July, and the touching and famous photographs on the “Africo 1948” case that fill the Cloister of San Domenico.