|The entire cast along with the director and writer of "7 minuti" at the Festa del Cinema di Roma|
In short, the vote yes or no would change a part of the constitution, which would affect the way in which officials are elected.. therefore affecting workers across the country. If you vote no, you are voting for the process to stay the same. If you vote yes, you are voting for an overhaul in this part of the constitution. It's quite complicated, but this is the gist of it.
|With the iconic Italian actor/director Michele Placido|
I was fortunate to have attended the premiere and press conference in October at the Festa del Cinema of Rome. The entire talented cast was on hand to discuss the movie, the upcoming referendum and the challenges of workers throughout the world in our current tumultuous political climate. Below is a video (in Italian) that I recorded at the press conference in which the cast and director talk about their stances on the referendum, immigration in Italy and the current workforce issues across the country.
If you're in Italy, I highly recommend this film. Not only is it a joy to watch for the extraordinary performances by a diverse cast that includes Michele Placido himself along with Ambra Angiolini, Cristiana Capotondi, Fiorella Mannoia, Maria Nazionale, Violante Placido, Clémence Poésy, Sabine Timoteo, Ottavia Piccolo, Anne Consigny, Bruno Cariello, Mimma Lovoi, Donato Placido, Gerardo Placido, Luisa Cattaneo, Erika D’Ambrosio, Balkissa Maiga and Lee Colbert... it also serves as a social statement for where we are right now in our ever-changing world impacted by the refugee crisis, terrorism, racial prejudice and politics. Michele Placido has given us a thought-provoking masterpiece to which we can all relate.