Antonio Mocciola is a journalist, writer and screenwriter. The exhibition section of the Festival offers the public a selection of the shots taken for the book Addosso. Le parole dell’omofobia. In this, however, we will screen the video Il Vangelo di Giuda, the first part of a pentalogy dedicated to episodes and figures from the Bible. Directed by Marco Prato. It is not the first time that Mocciola and Prato have worked together. One of the duo’s best known works is entitled L’isola degli invertiti.
Anti-blasphemy laws in Italy and around the world are used to suppress political opponents and dissidents, to censor artists, journalists and free thinking.
The application of a law that should protect an unidentified “religious sentiment” is highly subjective, completely arbitrary. There are countries where even a woman’s song can be considered blasphemous. A reality that moves large sums of money and votes but which cannot be satirized or criticized, becomes untouchable: an unnameable god becomes truly omnipotent even on the political and social level. This is why Ceci n’est pas un blasphème , the festival of censored arts, was born .
The festival enjoys the moral patronage of the Department of Culture of Naples, but to maintain independence and thus guarantee the quality of the curatorship we do not have access to public funds: we are professionals but we work on it as a team of volunteers, we believe in it a lot, if you share the message give us a hand to make it happen: together we can do something great, for art, for poetry, for freedom of expression, against any form of religious abuse!