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CVI • N. 26 • THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014 • GIOVEDÌ 26 GIUGNO 2014 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER Continua a pagina 18 italoamericano.com $ 1.20 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY Continued on page 2 Italian is the 4th most studied language in the world 1954 - 2014: Taormina Film Fest celebrates its 60th birthday sIlVIA sIMoNettI GIulIA louIse steIGeRwAlt Italy is well known and high- ly appreciated all over the world for its rich culture, delicious food, and elegant creativity in different sectors, from fashion to design and automobiles. Most of 7(!4 .!452% $%342/9%$ )4 !,3/ 02%3%26%$ 7(!4 .!452% $%342/9%$ )4 !,3/ 02%3%26%$ ./7 /0%. In 1954 a group of intellectu- als and movie buffs decided to organize a film festival in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Sicily. Today after 60 years the Festival di Taormina (Taormina Film Fest) has just finished celebrating it's anniver- sary in the spectacular setting of the Greek town of Taormina. Continued on page 3 our treasures can be simply tast- ed, admired, touched, or listened to. Nevertheless, they inevitably seem to drive people from dif- ferent countries to pursue a deeper knowledge and under- standing of the Italian spirit by learning our language. In 2014, indeed, Italian has been rated as the 4th most stud- ied language in the world, fol- lowing English, French, and Spanish. The unexpected victory over growing economic powers such as China or Russia will cer- tainly give a new boost to public and private efforts to promote the study of Italian both at home and abroad. This represents one of the main goals of the Italian BARBARA MINAFRA Ci sono storie scomode, tal- mente dimenticate e miscono- sciute che è persino difficile tro- varle sui libri di storia. Storie di popoli che cercano una patria, che, cacciati dalla terra natia o costretti a fuggire da essa per varie ragioni, non riescono a far sapere ai più che hanno perso (e rivogliono) la loro casa, la loro vita e la loro identità. Molte storie di migranti ce lo Storie scomode che raccontano l'identità di un popolo

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