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Regeni Murder: A Story of Double Standards and Official Hypocrisy

For example, when French President Emmanuel Macron bestowed France’s highest honor, Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in early December, two prominent Italian figures, Giovanna Melandri, a former culture minister, and Corrado Augias, a journalist and former member of the European parliament - announced they were returning their French medals in protest, citing Regeni’s brutal death and Egypt’s indifference.

Coronavirus and the Shift Towards a New Cinema

The immediate inclination to create films without a crew points back to some of the early formalist work done by visual artists such as Hans Richter in Germany and Fernand Leger in France (who would take their painterly style and apply it to the new medium of cinema in the 1920s), or by the previously mentioned ‘video artists’ of the 1960s and 1970s where lo-fi works created a new kind of aesthetic.