XXVI edition theme strength
The XXVI edition of Linea d'Ombra Festival is dedicated to Patrick Zaki and through him to all political prisoners.
In the 2020 edition, the festival reflected on the theme of “Crisis”, understood as openness, possibility, change. It seemed natural to continue along the same line and probe a topic that figures as a direct consequence of it: “Tomorrow.”
“Tomorrow” seems to best embody the sense of something that is not yet, but that also shows us where we must look once we have left behind the rubble of a world marked by the tragedy of the pandemic. On the one hand “Tomorrow” forces us to consider where we still are, on the other hand it indicates a perspective towards which we must move in order to preserve, of course, but also to change, if possible radically.
“Tomorrow” seems to trigger the sense of a break with the past, the desire for a change necessary to bury a time and a history, a world of which fragilities, delays, inequalities, errors to be healed, if possible, have been dramatically revealed. The day to come calls us to a commitment, precisely because it is imminent and irreversible, like all the changes that not only the post-pandemic requires. “Tomorrow” commits us all to a more conscious look at the future that will invariably come.