Jimmy Nelson and André Singer: memories and values at risk

Invaluable memories of tribal communities worldwide: to explore this great diversity and discuss the worth to preserve the common values they express, photographer Jimmy Nelson and filmaker André Singer met in Italy for the Oscar Pomilio Forum 2015

Since time immemorial, cultures change, evolve, take new identities. Globalization seems to have accelerated even more this process and many remote and tribal cultures risk to disappear, along with the set of values they express.

To bring the wealth of these cultures to the western world, the ambitious purpose of some of the most important anthropologists, photographers and filmakers of our time is to narrate their memories. Among these experts, Jimmy Nelson, famous photographer, and André Singer, anthropologist, filmmaker and producer offer an extraordinary reflection on this delicate issue at the Oscar Pomilio Forum, an event on ethics that takes place every year in Pescara, Italy.

Focusing on the topic "The future of the past - languages and values at risk”, Jimmy Nelson, enchanted the public with images and memorable stories on the worthy interactions he had with the most fascinating tribal communities of all continents, even without speaking the same language. André Singer, drew the attention to the difficult survival of remote cultures and memories, emphasizing the worth of protecting them, showing and commenting clips of his most famous documentaries, including the controversial “The Act of Killing” and "The Look of Silence" that revealed to the world the genocide in Indonesia in the 60s.

During the OPF 2015, Giovanni Legnini, the Italian vice-president of the Superior Council of Judiciary and Paco Mendez, the most influential Mexican chef, recently appeared on the TV show Masterchef, animated the discussion, too. 



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