The Garden of the Finzi-Continis: The Holocaust in Film

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, originally released in Italy in 1970 under the title “Il giardino dei Finzi Contini,” was directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film uses the lives of an aristocratic Jewish family to tell a story about the Jewish community and fascism in 1930s Ferrara, Italy. The plot of the story seemsContinue reading “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis: The Holocaust in Film”

Montage of Poverty and Upscale Construction

While we were commuting back and forth through the Philippines I noticed something that I haven’t seen anywhere else.  The Philippines is like a montage of poverty, middle class, and upper-class establishments and homes. What I mean is that in, say, the US, you have neighborhoods that are well-to-do.  The houses are all very nice. Continue reading “Montage of Poverty and Upscale Construction”