At the fifth edition of the Film Festival of Human Rights in Lugano, Marco Loiodice, Head of Emergency Education and Childhood Protection Programs of the international network COOPI, participated as a speaker during the discussion of the award-winning film "The Distant Barking of Dogs" by Simon Lereng Wilmond.
The journalist Roberto Antonini of the RSI moderated the discussion to the film, together with Marco Loiodice and the journalist Emanuele Valenti, who participated as a speaker.
Currently COOPI Suisse is supporting a multiple year project in Education in Emergencies in Iraq under the supervision and coordination of Marco Loiodice.
The armed conflicts of 2014-15 in Ukraine, lived and told by the innocent souls of two children, Oleg and Yarik that, despite the risk and constant danger marked by the noise (sometimes far, sometimes very close) of the bombing and the shooting of the military, remain with their grandmother, anchored to their home, in a village on the border between Russia and Ukraine.
A film that seems to stop at any moment - just like the lives of the two young protagonists - and which instead proceeds undauntedly, past fear and terror thanks to the power of some basic human values, such as friendship, the importance of the comfort of one's own family, and boundless love (the grandmother is an extraordinary woman!).
The last part of the film, a "game with guns", offers a reflection on the consequences that affect young people, who are personally experiencing long periods of anxiety, fear and insecurity.
This is a movie that is able to convey the heartbeat of children's lives in appalling conditions with disarming authenticity and poetry.