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    The modern world in contemporary films

    FESCAAAL: This year's edition in Milano offered an insight into the major transformations of the modern world.

    The Festival of African, Asian, and Latin American Cinema (FESCAAAL) has been taking place in the north Italian capital Milan for three decades. Its’ founder and organiser, the Association COE, is an NGO active in international cooperation with a focus on education through the arts. They strive to educate their audiences with the films, but they are changing too. In the beginning, the festival, known as The Milan African Film Festival, brought European audiences the themes and languages of new African cinema. Later, the organisers enlarged the perspective, including cinemas from other regions of the global south, and the festival became the «festival of the three continents.» This year’s edition, again, was different from previous ones. It focused on social and political themes, indicating that a new type of film festival is developing, a kind . . .

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    Melita Zajc
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