Saturday, 24 July 2021 16:28

Dinner is served: Disney+ brings to Giffoni a journey into the reality of life

The giffoners in the Sala Truffaut felt the need to reflect after the screening of Hao Zheng’s short film “Dinner is served”, which was among the special events of #Giffoni50Plus. Discrimination, ethnic prejudice, moving to another country in order to study, the difficulty of learning to adapt to new rules, the urging for excellence: these are the complex social issues explored in “Dinner is served”, which is above all an invitation to make one’s voice heard. The protagonist of the short film is a Chinese student at a college in the United States. A dishwasher, he realises excellence is not enough when he tries out for a leadership position as a head waiter.
LAUNCHPAD is a collection of Disney live-action short films created by a new generation of storytellers. The six shorts have been available for streaming on Disney+ since May 28. The film-makers, all from underrepresented backgrounds, were selected from more than 1100 American applicants and were given the opportunity to share their perspective and creative vision with a worldwide audience. Each director was accompanied by mentors from the company’s various divisions, including Disney+, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. The goal of Disney’s LAUNCHPAD is to create diversity in the stories that are told and to give visibility to those that have never had space.


August 01, 2021

The emotions of the closing ceremony: Giffoni is family

Category: #Giffoni50Plus 31 July
The awarding of the winning films. The speeches of the Vice President of the Campania Region Bonavitacola and the Undersecretary for Culture Borgonzoni. The words of Jacopo Gubitosi: our spirit is confirmed. We are all protagonists here, no one excluded