Four young Iraqis will be joining the jury of the Giffoni Experience 2015 film festival, which takes place from 17 to 26 July in Giffoni Valle, in the province of Salerno. Their participation was proposed by the Italian Ambassador in Iraq, Massimo Marotti, to give them “an opportunity to spend 10 days with young people from other nations, in our country, in the special role of jury members and in the unique atmosphere of Giffoni during the Festival”. Claudio Gubitosi, Director of the Festival, accepted the proposal “with pleasure”.
The four young Iraqis, aged 12 to 14, were forced to leave their home in northern Iraq after attacks by ISIS. Read more, in Italian.