Fifth edition of 900fest

900fest – Fifth edition (Forlì, from 24 to 27 October 2018)

ITALY 1938 – EUROPE 2018

anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, crisis of citizenship, cosmopolitanism and community

Preview 900fest 2018


4 pm, Palazzo Romagnoli (Via Cesare Albicini, 12)

Eighty years ago, the first anti-Jewish laws

By Michele Sarfatti (Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan), Chiostro dei Musei San Domenico (P.zza Guido da Montefeltro, 12)
“Between the Klezmer and the Jewish soul”, concert with Duo Gurfinkel and Elisaveta Blumina


3.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Town Hall (piazza Saffi, 8)

900fest opening

The great fault

1938, the “true” legality
Alessandro Pajno

Anti-Jewish laws
Tullia Catalan

Ordinary administration: the Italian way to the Shoah
Matteo Stefanori

“The young Primo is back …”
Anna Foa

The so-called “failed italian Nuremberg”. Twenty years after.
Michele Battini

9.00 pm, Cinema San Luigi (via Luigi Nanni 14)

Film screening: “1945”

(by Ferenc Török, Hungary, 2017)
Introduced by Gianfranco Miro Gori


9.30am – 12.30pm, Province Hall (piazza Morgagni, 2)

Why the racial laws?
A reflection on Italian anti-Semitism

Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci
Alberto Cavaglion
Guri Schwarz
Paola Salvatori

3.00pm – 5.00pm, Province Hall

Anti-Semitism as a revolutionary political theory

Francesco Germinario

5.00pm – 7.00pm, Province Hall

Citizenship, emancipation and anti-Jewish anti-capitalism

Michele Battini and Guri Schwarz

8.30pm – 10.30pm, Cinema San Luigi

Film screening: “Süss the Jew” (Veit Harlan, 1940)

Introduced by Gadi Luzzatto Voghera


9.30 – 12.30 am, Teaching Hub (viale F. Corridoni, 20)

Women against racism and sexism

Wanda Nowicka (Poland)

Pragna Patel (United Kingdom)

Roza Hodosan (Hungary)

Coordinator: Raffaella Baccolini

5.00 – 7.00 pm, Town Hall

Are we racist?

Laura Balbo, Ernesto Galli della Loggia

Discussant: Alessandro Cavalli

8.30pm – 10.30pm, Cinema San Luigi

Film screening: Mussolini’s speech, Trieste 1938
Introduction by Fabio Levi
With permission of Archivio Nazionale cinematografico della Resistenza e Istituto Luce-Cinecittà


10.00 am – 12.00 am; 15.00 – 18.00, Town Hall

Cosmopolitanism and community

Discussant Wlodek Goldkorn

Democracy: crisis or metamorphosis?
Michel Wieviorka

Sovereignty vs. autonomy, State vs community: the debate within Jewish political thought
Julie E. Cooper

Cosmopolitan vs. community: the new social divide?
Wolfgang Merkel

Migration and citizenship in the capitalist state
Lea Ypi

“Are not we both human beings?”: why turning to our common humanity is not always enough
Anne Phillips

Citizenship and the disruptive alterity
Bashir Bashir

Citizenship beyond sovereignty: rethinking democratic representation
Melissa Williams

9.00pm, Masque Teatro (via Orto del Fuoco, 3)

A strange and bitter fruit

Show with Paola Sabbatani, Lelia Serra, Roberto Bartoli, Daniele Santimone

Ongoing (Sala XC Pacifici – from 16 to 17 october)

Exhibition (exhibition room beneath the Town Hall, Piazza Saffi, 8)

On the occasion of the Festival we will set up the exhibition “The offense of the race. Racism and anti-Semitism of fascist Italy “, realized by the Superintendency for books and documentary assets of the IBC Regione Emilia-Romagna, illustrates with vintage documents, the theme of racism and in general the attitude towards the “different” in the fascist era.