The XXVII edition of the Valsusa filmfest 2023 “And yet the wind still blows” this year takes place from 1 April to 5 May 2023 in Almese, Avigliana, Bruzolo, Bussoleno, Chianocco, Condove, Giaveno, Oulx, San Giorio di Susa, Venaus and Turin. In each edition, the festival commemorates the figure of Bruno Carli, partisan and first president of the Valsusa Filmfest association until 2002, with the prize of the same name, curated by Maurizio Piccione and Elena Masoni and intended for exponents of realities committed to defending the rights and of the environment. For some years two Bruno Carli Prizes have been awarded, one to a local reality and one to a national figure or collective subject.
The local award will be delivered on April 14, at 5.30 pm at the Tortuga Tavern in Chianocco, to Pietro Ainardi, former head teacher of the Des Ambrois Institute in Oulx. The national prize will instead be awarded on April 15 at 6 pm in the Auditorium Bertotto in Avigliana to the struggle of Iranian women of the Women’s Life and Freedom movement, in a meeting organized in collaboration with the Non una di meno collective, with a video message from Marisa Laurito and delivery of the prize by the lawyer Valentina Colletta. The prizes will be Masoudeh Miri Karbasaki, painter and architect, Hamideh Saberi, scholar of the history of Iranian women and gender, member of Wise, (Women of Iran for sustainable equality), Sanam Shirvani professional referee FIGC.
The event will be preceded by the inauguration of the ceramic work of the Iranian artist Mahtab Moosavi, at 5 pm in the Women’s Garden in Piazza Conte Rosso, a tribute that the artist who has been working with Piero della Betta for years in the ceramic school of the Workers’ society, dedicated to the women and girls who have been killed since the beginning of the latest protests in Iran.
The title and theme chosen for this edition is “And yet the wind still blows”, inspired by “And yet it blows” by Pierangelo Bertoli, a 1976 song with a text that is even more current than ever. The wind that “whistling” at the time of the partisans and continues to do so today in the new forms of resistance; that of environmentalism and of those who fight for the protection of the planet and its territories. That of pacifism and those who are against all war.