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19 December 2014

Just Say NO to Family Values

original title:

JUST SAY NO TO FAMILY VALUES

directed by:

country:

Italy

year:

2006

film run:

4'37"

format:

DV Cam - colour

status:

Ready (14/05/2006)

Italian-American Beat poet John Giorno (*1936) is passionately reciting his poem (1995). With great determination he is trying to persuade the listener to enjoy life to the fullest. However, his words are wasted on the frail little woman who is absent-mindedly watching this gesticulating poet. The woman in front of her shabby dwelling, somewhere in Italy, precisely represents all those standards and values which, according to Giorno, we should throw out with the garbage.