Turning popular culture into a corporate event is always a risk when it comes to creating festivals or cultural events of all kinds. Today, the cities of the world invest in creating events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions and political actions, with the targeted reason to be better outlined in the international arena, making the city itself a competent city, cosmopolitan, politically correct while criticism of the political contexts are generated by its governments . Thus, the profile of a postmodern city has all these ingredients, there is no homophobia, you demonstrate on the streets if it´s a protest, there is tolerance towards immigration and the residence of foreigners, art and culture from all over the world is consumed, and there is a respect for the multiplicity of cultures, its meetings and tangents, and production of new knowledge. Nothing could be more utopian.
The truth is that today, the EU implies a state of xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny and ultra right fascism that is eating away the foundations of the meaning of its existence. While the “alleged” reason for the formation of the European Union was stopping the possibility of another World War, that war has now gone to the people, usually minorities inhabiting the continent. And that is the current state of the political and economic global system: we are all minorities. Of course, unlike other places, tolerance and political presence of the LGBT community, immigrants, feminists and anti-system exists. However, it does have a serious contradiction between the cultural policies of cities and the actions of these groups, you better keep your eyes open.
We then have for example an LGBT festival in some city in Europe, art, seminars, political implications or filming can be a starting point for the creation of tourism and an economic potential advantage, and of course, such events have a significant diffusion of new artists and genres of creation; inform new stakeholders, create debate, open new dialogues. But on the other hand, we should think how they are organized, their financiers, and for what purpose they engage local governments to host these events. In other words, “not to profit from your beloved revolution” and prevent it from becoming corporate art, to not become cultural and political capital.
The international Filmdagen Roze festival is a great opportunity to learn about the new international gay and lesbian films to date. It Runs from the 15 of March until the 25 of the same month, and is highly recommended for researchers and students of gender issues in all latitudes of the globe. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.rozefilmdagen.nl/
Get apartments in Amsterdam and enjoy this important international film festival. Amsterdam offers a vibrant cultural life that is constantly changing and guarantees lots of fun, art and good entertainment.