The Italian government is subsidizing pro-migration propaganda to the tune of €1.5 million. They even have a new word for all the subsidized movies and plays that celebrate Italian diversity: “Migrarti”.
We pay 1.5 million euros to finance films on migrants
The announcement by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for cinema and show projects that illustrate the different cultures present in Italy
by Claudio Cartaldo
January 4, 2018
Migrarti. Or art and migrants. The project of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, directed — for now — by Dario Franceschini has renewed for the third year in a row the funding of about one and a half million euros to produce theatrical performances and films that tell of “the different cultures in Italy”.
The Migrarti project
On the website we read that the “Migrarti project was born in 2016 with the aim of involving the immigrant communities that are permanently resident in Italy, with particular attention to second-generation young people who are now an integral part from the point of view of the human, economic cultural and working of the social fabric of our country.” Integration, in short. This is the password. But with the help of cinema and culture, it risks transforming itself into propaganda. The unique thought that immigration is always a good thing and never a problem to face, solve and manage.
The “cinema and entertainment projects dedicated to the various cultures present today in Italy” will therefore again return to the center of government attention this year. As La Verità writes, these are two announcements for which candidates can register again for a week. Then two winners will be chosen: “The Entertainment Show is open to theater, dance and music projects, while the Cinema competition is open to reviews, short films and documentaries,” the ministry website writes. “Both announcements are aimed at consolidating the link with the ‘new Italians’, recognizing and enhancing their cultures of origin.” To give an example, in the cinema category contributions will be granted “for the realization of projects aimed at the enhancement and knowledge of the cultures of immigrant populations in Italy as well as the development of comparison and intercultural dialogue”.
“Migration,” said Minister Franceschini, “helps the creative expression of the many cultures and communities present in our country and fosters their knowledge, facilitating comparison and integration.”