Tue 17th December 2013 at 7pm

The first London event dedicated to Tiziano Terzani, an extraordinary opportunity to know or rediscover the work and the thought of this prolific writer, traveler and thinker.

Hosted in a unique East London venue in the heart of Hackney, the evening will start at 7pm with a complimentary plate of Italian risotto and the live music of the band OPINIONIST played on videos screening.

At 8pm we will screen the video ” My Way ” (5 min English subtitles) and the documentary “Anam il Senza Nome”(50 min- English subtitles), the last interview released by Tiziano Terzani before his death, followed by a Q&A with film director Mario Zanot.

Terzani’s daughter, Saskia, will take part to the evening reading significant excerpts from her dad’s books and accompanied by the live music of London based band OPINIONST.

During the event Mario Zanot will present his next project, a film based in the book “ A fortune teller told me “ in which Terzani describes his travels across Asia by land and sea following the warning of a Chinese fortune teller . The movie will be made thanks to the support of thousand of people/ producers through a crowd-funding campaign.

“Tiziano Terzani wrote a huge body of journalism and a shelf of books(…)but his masterpiece was himself.” (Peter Popham, The Independent)

Tickets (£13) are available on Eventbrite and include a complimentary risotto served before the screening from 7pm to 8 pm.

All ticket sales will go to the Italian Committee ” Un indovino ci disse“ to finance the making of ” A fortune teller told me” movie.

Tue 17th December 2013 at 7pm

@ Frizzante, 1a Goldsmith Row, London E8 8QA

The event will be conducted in English.

For info : Raffaella ( 07752145267) or Gloria (07955528251)

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Tiziano Terzani(1938-2004) was an Italian journalist, writer and pacifist, very well known for his extensive knowledge of 20th century Asia, where he spent most of his life.

Born in Florence from a family of humble origins, he graduated in Law, studied at the NY Columbia University and at the Stanford University in California from 1967 to 1969 where he learned Chinese, paving the way to what would become a unique career as a foreign correspondent in Asia for the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel and an acclaimed writer. Several of his books were best-sellers in Britain and elsewhere as well as in Italy.

After the 09/11 attack and the outbreak of the war, he traveled to Afghanistan in the need of report the conflict and his views on the war on terror. The result was in 2002 “ Letters against war”, a book of strong ethical commitment to pacifism and non-violence that animated civil movements against the military conflict.

Diagnosed with cancer, Terzani spent the last years of his life in confinement on the mountainous Himalaya’s Region, in order to meditate and work on his books.

– Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiziano_Terzani

-The Independent: www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/tiziano-terzani-6164312.html