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Inside Eurovision

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Inside Eurovision
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Take a dive with us into the most popular music event worldwide to find out all the secrets of the backstage.

Bringing together more than 40 countries from Europe and beyond, every year Eurovision unites millions of people through music and art. Representing their culture and history, each country performs a unique music show.

But Eurovision is not only about entertainment and glitter. Since the first competition it became a way for contestants to express political, social and cultural issues within their own countries and project the diplomatic relationships with the others.

Enjoy today’s talk with Alex Sanchez!

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Children of Migrants

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Children of Migrants
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How do Second-generation migrants relate to their cultural background?

What are some of the challenges they faced growing up?

Are these different from the ones they are now facing in their adult life?

Today we invited Magda, Yannis, and Weam to discuss this topic and to know more about their life story.

Listen up and take a dive into this multicultural world!

cultural appropriation

Cultural Appropriation: My culture is not a costume

What does the term “cultural appropriation” mean? Cultural appropriation refers to the use of a cultural element of a group dominated by a different, dominant group. The dominant culture takes symbols from other cultures, appropriates them, neglects their original cultures. It generally uses them without permission or knowledge and often for profit. The term “cultural […]

Oradea, the precious pearl of Romania

Oradea is the capital city of the Bihor County and the Crisana region and one of the most important economic, social and cultural centers in the western part of Romania. It is located in the north-west of the country, nestled between hills on the Crisana plain, on the banks of the Crisul Repede River, that divides the city into almost equal […]

The Real Thing, an immersion in China’s copycat cities

Since a few years, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival provides a “Virtual Reality” (VR) space. In this edition, eight documentaries were accessible to the public. One of them – The Real Thing (Archi-Vrai) – questioned the concept of fakeness and imitation, through the depiction of Chinese reproductions of European cities.