by Anastasia Maniglio What would you do if you discovered you were born on a day different from the one stated on your identity card? What if other people decided for you how old you are? If the place where you have lived, studied and worked for ten years refused your citizenship request? This is … More Back from Kabul, without an identity
by Anastasia Maniglio An eye-pointer to keep on living, an uncontrollable passion that overcomes all difficulties, the revenge against ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cramped his life four years ago, but Andrea Turnu’s passion for dance music cannot be stopped. The twenty-nine-year-old young man from Ales, Italy, thanks to technology, can be heard as before, indeed even more … More The young man who uses his eyes to mix music
by Anastasia Maniglio Sometimes Turkish intellectuals are scared by Erdogan’s acting, sometimes other countries’ governments do not help solve the problems. This is the story of an assistant professor from Eskişehir, Turkey, who still wants to improve his skills studying abroad. At the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, to be precise. The … More ‘You’re not a genuine student’: visa denied to a Turkish assistant professor
by Anastasia Maniglio Close your eyes for a moment. Just imagine the desert sand that flows in your hands, the houses in the mountains overlooking the sea, the snow, the scorching sun, the roast, the wind filling the clothes, the dance of the veils, the colors of spices, the mystical music, the singing of the muezzin, … More Why do I go to Iran?
by Anastasia Maniglio She is a medical student, he is a journalist for Bakhtar Emrouz newspaper: Shahrzad and Farhad fall in love with each other and live their romantic story in the corrupted time of pre-revolution Iran. The historical series, available online also, is written by Hassan Fathi and Naghmeh Samini, directed by Hassan Fathi. … More Shahrzad, new Iranian TV series
by Anastasia Maniglio I was in Venice train station. As in most of Italian tourist towns, even in this there was a piano. The musicians or amateurs who happened to be passing, sat down to cause free emotions. A show that almost constantly entertained anyone who bought train tickets, who sat waiting for the train, who greeted, who was … More An aperitif with a homeless man who loves fashion industry
by Anastasia Maniglio Exhibition: “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” Venue: V&A museum, London Until Sunday 12 March 2017 Rating: 8/10 “Our choice of underwear reflects our identity, lifestyle, taste, desires and fantasies. The possibility that our underclothes might be seen, by accident or design, also affects us. While some believe that women are demeaned and … More V&A celebrates British underwear