900fest – 2016 edition. Guilt and History


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

ITALY 1938 EUROPE 2018

Racism, xenophobia, crisis of citizenship

Preview 900fest 2018


4 pm, Palazzo Romagnoli (Via Cesare Albicini, 12)
Before the concert “Between the Klezmer and the Jewish soul” by the duo Gurfinkel
(organized by Emilia Romagna Festival)

Eighty years ago, the first anti-Jewish laws

By Michele Sarfatti (Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Milan)


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

900fest opening

Greetings from the mayor Davide Drei

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 failed Nuremberg
Michele Battini

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

Film screening: “1945”

(by Ferenc Török, Hungary, 2017)


9.30am – 12.30pm, Sala Nassiriya (piazza Morgagni, 2)

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

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

3.00pm – 5.00pm, Sala Nassiriya

Anti-Semitism as a revolutionary political theory

Francesco Germinario

5.00pm – 7.00pm, Sala Nassiriya

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, Room to be defined

Women against racism and sexism

Wanda Nowicka (Poland)

Pragna Patel (United Kingdom)

Roza Hodosan (Hungary)

Coordinator: Raffaella Baccolini

5.00 – 7.00 pm, Municipal 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


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

Cosmopolitanism and tribe

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)

Show / Concert

(place and dates to be defined)

Ongoing (tba)


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.

Organized by
Fondazione Alfred Lewin
Via Duca Valentino, 11 47121 Forlì
phone: +39 0543.36698 / fax: +39 0543.30421
info@alfredlewin.org / http://www.900fest.com

900fest – 2015 edition. Woman in Totalitarianisms



from the 12th October to the 18th October 2015


Wednesday, 14th October. 9:30 – 12:30 Palazzo Romagnoli

Protagonists, collaborators and witnesses

Celeste, the ghetto spy Guest speaker: Anna Foa

Duce against women Guest speaker: Mimmo Franzinelli

The women of the enemy, the sons of guilt Guest speaker: Michela Ponzani

Chairperson: Raffaella Baccolini

Thursday, 15th October. 9:30 – 12:30 Palazzo Romagnoli

Protagonists, collaborators and witnesses

The Muse of the Duce: M. Sarfatti Guest speaker: Marie-Anne Matard

Marlene and Leni. Two german women Guest speaker: Gian Enrico Rusconi

The angel of Hitler: D. Mitford Guest speaker: Anne de Courcy

The women and the building of the regime Guest speaker: Alessandra Tarquini

Requiem for the Terror victims: Anna Achmatova with Lelia Serra

Chairperson: Maria Laura Lanzillo

Friday, 16th October. 15:00 – 17:30 Teaching Hub Campus di Forlì

Totalitarianisms, revolutions and machismo

Masculinity in fascist Italy Guest speaker: Sandro Bellassai

Sports and totalitarian regimes Guest speaker: Stefano Pivato

Russian Male chauvinism in the country of Soviet Guest speaker: Gian Piero Piretto

THE WORD FASCISM (Round table discussion)

Saturday, 17th October. 9:30 – 12:30 Palazzo Romagnoli The use of the word fascism

Families and fascism Guest speaker: Paul Ginsbourg

Is Islamism a fascism? Guest speaker: Anna Vanzan

Fascism, fascisms. The case of the United States Guest speaker: Elisabetta Vezzosi

Fascism today Guest speaker: Marcello Flores


Saturday, 17th October. 15:00 – 17:30 Sala Europa (PREDAPPIO)

With Alberto De Bernardi, Giulia Albanese, Matteo Pasetti, Maddalena Carli


Monday, 12th October. 17:00 – 18:30 City Hall, Piazza Saffi The fascist cinema Conference speaker: Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University)

Tuesday, 13th October. 10:00 – 12:00 Palazzo Romagnoli Last witnesses” The deportation of the Italian ethnic community in Kerch to Kazakhstan during Stalinism. Video interviews and photos presented by Memorial Italia Association. Speaker: Francesca Gori and Giulia De Florio

Tuesday, 13th October. 17:00 – 18:30 Refettorio Musei San Domenico The totalitarian consent Conference speaker: Paul Corner


Friday, 16th October. 17:30 – 19:00 (Teaching Hub Campus Forlì) If this is a woman: Ravensbrück’s camp With Sarah Helm, the author of “If this is a woman” (Little Brown 2015).

Marcello Flores and Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci will discuss with the author.


Wednesday, 14th October. 17:00 – 19:00 Centro culturale San Francesco

Liberators and liberated

Helke Sander’s documentary about German women raped by the soldiers of the Red Army

Thursday, 15th October. 15:00 – 17:00. Palazzo Romagnoli

Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler: Margarete Buber-Neumann

Show/Multimedia event with texts, pictures and music (with Daniela Piccari, actress)

Friday, 16th October. 10.00-12.30 (Viale della Libertà corner of Piazzale Martiri dell’Ungheria)

Guided tour of Forlì, “The rationalist town”, and of Cesare Valle’s Exhibition held in ex Palazzo GIL building (Organised by Atrium)

Sunday, 18th October. 20.30 Fabbrica delle Candele


Musicians: Paola Sabbatani (voice), Daniele Santimone (guitar), Roberto Bartoli (double bass)

Film exhibition

Monday, 12th October. 20:30 – 23:00 Location: Biblioteca Saffi

The Third Reich history (I) (ITA 1963) by Liliana Cavani Introduced by Francesca Brignoli

Tuesday, 13th October. 20:30 – 23:00 Location: Biblioteca Saffi

The Third Reich history (II) (ITA 1963) by Liliana Cavani

Wednesday, 14th October. 20:30 – 23:00 Location: Biblioteca Saffi

The Stalin age (I) (ITA 1964) by Liliana Cavani

Thursday, 15th October. 20:30 – 23:00 Location: Biblioteca Saffi

The Stalin age (II) (ITA 1964) by Liliana Cavani

Friday, 16th October. 20:30 – 23:00. Cinema Saffi To win (ITA 2010) by Marco Bellocchio Introduced by Gianfranco Miro Gori

Saturday, 17th October. 17:00 – 19:30 (Location: cinema Apollo) Women in the Resistance (ITA 1965) by Liliana Cavani The film maker will be at the film review.

School meetings

PLAYED LESSONS Acting company: Compagnia Marco Gobetti (Workshop with students)

Monday, 12th , Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th 10:00 – 12:00. Aula Magna, I.T.I.S. G.Marconi, Forlì