Oh, you thought that song by The Clash was about something other than organizing your computer's desktop? YOU THOUGHT WRONG.
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I'll preface this by pointing out that my fellow Florentines are notoriously pragmatic. Nothing really excites them, but at the concert for Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila the crowd fell head-over-heels under their spell.
Personally, I feel that the elusive "peace" -- along with inseparable companions, justice and equality -- in the region will come out of what one filmmaker calls "artistic resistance."
A film festival is one of the few places where you can take a trip around the world in the course of a day, without ever leaving a mall multiplex.
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