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The Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo (Week of the Italian Language in the World) starts today!

Through October 25th, hundreds of events - organized by Embassies, Consulates, and Italian Cultural Institutes - will take place around the world to celebrate our language and its heritage. The initiative, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation together with the Accademia della Crusca, started in 2001. Since then - every year - a specific theme is chosen as a common thread to the events of La Settimana. This year’s theme is Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books.

Join us for a lineup of virtual events celebrating our beautiful language, la bella lingua! And don’t worry if you don’t speak Italian (yet), translations will be available.


VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: DRAWING STORIES - THE EVOLUTION OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN COMICS

Available until November 15

“Drawing Stories” is a digital, interactive exhibition offering a virtual journey through the changes that the “ninth art” has experienced in recent years, starting with the role of the writer. 
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The exhibition will be accompanied by the following webinars:

THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGES IN DISNEY PRODUCTIONS IN ITALY

Wednesday, October 21 @ 1 PM ET 
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SCRIPT AND DRAWING, THE ALCHEMY OF A COMIC STORY

Friday, October 23 @ 1 PM ET 
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GRAPHIC NOVELS, THE NARRATIVE IMPACT AND EVOLUTION OF THE SCRIPT

Wednesday, October 28 @ 1 PM ET 
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The webinars will be available live at the times listed above through the exhibition platform and our Facebook Page. A recording will be posted after the event scheduled time.

Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institutes in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.


CHILDREN ACTIVITY: TELEPHONE TALES BY GIANNI RODARI

Available until November 29

Also part of Kids Euro FestivalTelephone Tales is a series of 12 sweet, short and animated read-aloud stories for kids by beloved Italian children’s author, Gianni Rodari. Recently translated in English by Antony Shugaar and illustrated by Valerio Vidali, Telephone Tales is a family event! 
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MOVIE SCREENING: I SEGRETI DEL MESTIERE BY ANDREAS MACIOCCI

Streaming October 19 - 25

Our friends at the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States join the celebration by offering the streaming of I Segreti Del Mestiere (Learning the Ropes), a film by Andreas Maciocci. The movie follows the growth of Samuel, a teenager who has channeled his creativity and his need to communicate into drawing. The movie will be followed by a live discussion with the Film Director. 
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All the events part of the Settimana della Lingua are
under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

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