Beauty contests are traditionally one of the greatest expressions of patriarchal society and questioning them, in various ways, has been a cornerstone of the struggle for women’s emancipation for years. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, tomorrow at 21.25 Rai1 will premiere the film “The competition”, with Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, directed by Philippa Lawthorpe. It is 1970, in London, in the run-up to the twentieth edition of Miss World, a television show seen in those years by tens of millions of viewers. A group of girls from the Women’s Liberation Movement decides to boycott the competition. However, their project will have to take into account the importance that the victory of Miss World represents for the black contestants in order to mark a fundamental point in the fight against racial discrimination. Against the backdrop of a fatuous and glittering competition, Philippa Lawthorpe tells the true story of the 1970 Miss World, presented by the great comedian Bob Hope. An edition in which various instances of social progress converge, such as women’s emancipation and the fight against racial discrimination, in the context of the early 1970s, in which the project to fight for human rights generated heated contrasts. In the cast of excellent actors, Keira Knightley, one of the leaders of the feminist protest, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw who plays Miss Grenada stand out.
Third episode of “Caro Marziano” – the Rai Cultura program filmed and hosted by Pif – dedicated to the Art Biennale, broadcast tomorrow at 20.20 on Rai 3. At the 59th Art Biennale, entitled “The milk of dreams”, we find the answers of artists from all over the world to the questions: how does the definition of human change? What would life be like without us? What is the meaning of art today? Very high and very dense questions that will be completely disassembled and reshuffled by a surprisingly brilliant couple: Pif visits the Biennale with Francesco Bonami, an internationally renowned curator. In the third episode, also a challenge between Tintoretto and Anselm Kiefer to the last brushstroke. “Dear Martian” is a collection of stories, faces and places in Italy today, short reports designed to be seen by a hypothetical alien visitor who lands on our planet on a still uncertain and distant date. Current stories and timeless stories, stories that have a national resonance and stories that, despite being born in an apparently marginal context, photograph the contemporary world.
A millenary city, it rests on a maze of rumps hidden in the silent darkness of the cliff on which it stands. Orvieto is the protagonist city of the new appointment with the series “Under Italy”, tomorrow at 20.10 on Rai 5. Here the archaeologist Darius Arya will explore the undergrounds that the inhabitants have dug in 2,500 years of history: an incredible number of cavities that still today they extend and intersect below the urban fabric. Among the environments at the center of the episode, in addition to cisterns of Etruscan origin and cellars, also the famous Pozzo di San Patrizio.
On Rai Movie ‘American Woman’ – on Rai Italia il Paese dei centenariansTomorrow at 9.15 pm, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Rai Movie presents “American Woman”, the drama of a mother who, over eleven years, is unable to resigned to the disappearance of his daughter. It’s 1998, in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Deb Callahan at just 32 has already become a grandmother: her daughter Bridget, had at 16, has just given birth to Jesse, who is still a baby when Bridget disappears. The girl, who went out one evening with her child’s father, will never go home. Over the years the disappearance becomes an unsolved case, and the investigation is suspended, but Deb does not give up and will continue to fight to find out the truth. “American Woman” is a dry and convincing story on female dignity with Sienna Miller who, having given up her role as a supermodel, confidently dedicates herself to a demanding role such as that of Deb. Italy, together with Japan, is the most long-lived in the world. “I wash the dishes, clean, cook, eat everything, especially the products from my garden and then I still take long walks”: this is how Teresa Loi, almost 100 years old, lived in Esterzili, the heart of the Sardinia. Tomorrow’s episode on Rai Italia also talks about it with Gianni Pes of the University of Sassari, who spoke for the first time in Paris in 1999 about the existence of Blue Zones, where people live better and longer. “It’s not just genetics, which accounts for less than 10 percent,” warns geriatrician Graziano Onder, a guest in the studio, “lifestyle matters much more to live a long time. In connection, the immunologist Claudio Franceschi. In the episode we will also talk about the Dominican Republic, one of the most popular Caribbean islands by tourists from all over the world where there are about thirteen thousand Italian residents. They tell who they are and what they do Stefano Queirolo Palmas, ambassador of Italy in Santo Domingo; the entrepreneur Roberto Casoni, Honorary Consul and Mario Di Francesco, Country Manager of the Italian NGO AVSI. And then space for the cinema: Carlo Gentile hosts the director Bruno Oliviero who presents “The human variable”, his film scheduled on Rai Italia. For “Le Storie dal Mondo”: trip to Canada, to Montreal, behind the scenes of “Cirque Du Soleil”, thanks to Rita Fiorante, Italian-Canadian, veteran of the Canadian entertainment giant. Then, in Australia to meet Leonardo Cumbo, a Sicilian artist who exhibited his sculptures on the well-known Bondi Beach in Sydney. Finally, Stefano Palatresi and Monica Marangoni host Raiz, who recently released an album in which he reinterprets some songs by Sergio Bruni, accompanied by guitarist Giuseppe De Trizio, for a tribute to one of the greatest artists of Neapolitan music. The long-lasting effects end of covid, epidemics in history, the relationship between pollution and pathologies. Tomorrow on Rainews24 at 1.40pm and 9.40pm “Basta la Salute” is back, the weekly health and well-being magazine edited by Gerardo D’Amico. Thursday at 20.30 double episode. Long covid, the next challenge posed by the pandemic: at the Columbus Center in Rome a multidisciplinary team to intercept the damage, sometimes very serious, which between ten and fifteen percent of those who contract Sars Cov2 even asymptomatic suffer. However, not all Regions guarantee free diagnostics and above all for the necessary rehabilitation. Gerardo D’Amico interviews the head of the Centre, Matteo Tosato. The mistakes made during this pandemic turn out to be identical to those that humanity has cyclically made over the last few millennia when it has had to face epidemics of plague, leprosy, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis or malaria: underestimation, discharge of responsibility on the scapegoat, recourse to more or less magical cures, aversion to vaccines even when scientific knowledge had already accumulated. The journalist and writer Arnaldo D’Amico, author of “The memory of the Enemy”, explains it. The sixth Sentieri report, of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, on the pollution of the territory and the impact on health. Amerigo Zona, head of the working group, talks about it. The director of Angiology of the Catholic University of Rome, Angelo Santoliquido explains how to intercept and intervene in a minimally invasive way in deep thromboembolisms; chronic venous disease and varicose veins. Finally, the alarm raised by Enpa on wolves: a real massacre is underway, from north to south. Many of these animals are poisoned or found run over by vehicles. The complaint of the president of Enpa, Carla Rocchi.
On Rai Storia ‘Mixer. Twenty years of television’ – On Rai Radio 3 ‘Women, life and freedom’ Renato Guttuso, Luciano Lama, Ottaviano Del Turco, Rita Pavone and Teddy Reno: they are the protagonists of “Mixer. Twenty years of television” – broadcast tomorrow in prime time on Rai Storia – where the retrospective journey of Giovanni Minoli in the history of his topical magazine that marked an era arrives in 1984. Power, erotic art, the friendship with Pablo Picasso and the painter’s role in the nascent computer society are among the themes of the face-to-face meeting with Renato Guttuso; to follow, a reflection on the new relationship between entrepreneurs and trade unions in the Italy of the economic recovery with interviews with the leader of the CGIL Luciano Lama, who explores his relationship with the lawyer Gianni Agnelli and the possible agreement with Craxi, and with the future secretary of the PSI Ottaviano Del Turco, assistant secretary of the CGIL at the time, in an examination of the union’s strengths and weaknesses. For Mixer Psico, Sandra Milo invites Rita Pavone and Teddy Reno to her swimming pool to talk about love: the famous couple tells the secrets of their relationship both in the workplace and in private. The two-minute film closes the episode, with an ad hoc animated short film, “Gli Mutinati del Bounty”, in which Stefano Disegno and Massimo Caviglia depict Gianni Agnelli as a galleon captain and Luciano Lama as the leader of the crew of mutineers. Women’s Day and the situation in Iran: the episode of “Radio3 Mondo” broadcast tomorrow at 11 on Rai Radio 3 will be dedicated to this theme. Voices of witnesses and analysts will tell the story of the protests underway since September initiated following the death of Mahsa Amini. Protests that resume past waves and which claim not only greater freedoms for women and girls, but also more economic and social rights for all citizens. An episode dedicated to women in Iran, while the question of their rights becomes global and is part of the complex international regional geopolitical framework. Roberto Zichittella will talk about it with Shirin Zakeri, researcher and professor of contemporary Iranian history at the “Sapienza” University of Rome, who collaborates with the “San Pio V” Institute of Political Studies and the Osmed Observatory on the Mediterranean. During the episode, there will also be an opportunity to hear the voices of Neda Soltani, activist and professor of English literature at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin (the city where she has lived since 2009 as a refugee, following the repressions of the green movement) and Taraneh Abravesh, researcher in Political Science at the University of Hamburg, activist and member of the Iran Transitional Council. On the occasion of Women’s Day, “Elixir”, the medical program conducted by Michele Mirabella and Benedetta Rinaldi with Francesca Parisella, broadcast tomorrow at 10.30 on Rai 3, offers a female episode. We begin by talking about the intestine, also known as the “second brain”, which causes more frequent disorders in women: how is its health linked to that of the whole organism? In the studio, Professor Elisabetta Buscarini, director of the Complex Operative Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy of the Asst Ospedale Maggiore of Crema. The space “10 minutes on …” is dedicated to the so-called “toxic loves”, those relationships that create a continuous state of disturbance, unhappiness and frustration: how to understand when a relationship is becoming problematic? In the studio a representative of the Women’s Difference Association. The focus of “Tell me doctor” will instead be on aesthetic medicine, the discipline that deals with improving the psychophysical balance of those who experience a blemish as a discomfort. Emanuele Bartoletti, President of the Society of Aesthetic Medicine and director of the outpatient service of Aesthetic Medicine at the Fatebenefratelli Isola Tiberina Hospital – Gemelli Island in Rome, answers the questions. Finally, in the “True or False”, with Professor Rossella Nappi, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pavia – Policlinico San Matteo, all false beliefs about menopause are dismantled.