In 2016 artistic directors Carlos García Estévez and Paige Allerton met the italian economist, political scientist and a leading figure in the anti-globalisation movement, Riccardo Petrella at the World Social Forum in Montreal (Canada).
During their encounter they discussed the latest book of Petrella Au nom de l'humanité – L'audace mondiale (In the name of humanity). The conclusion for Manifesto Poetico at that meeting was to serve, through storytelling, the content of scientist-philosopher Riccardo Petrella.
In human history, to this day, why have most things been done in the name of God, in the name of the Nation or in the name of Money? When will the moment come when actions will be done in the name of Humanity?
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY
The conclusion of THE EPIC BORDERS TRILOGY
Premiere in Canada summer 2020
I do dream with horizons, with stairs to climb to the peak of our essence.
I do dream with the spirits and the hearts of the slaves of our terrible social organization.
May the agony of my unsatisfied soul not last a lifetime! May my soul not die!
We search for the spirit that animates and unifies the whole.
We search for the fundamental teaching
that generates equality between human beings,
social groups and the Peoples of the Earth.
We want to learn the lesson of love and responsibility
for the life of all human beings and all living species.
To listen to the sound of Mother Earth
that reminds us how to love and how to be careful!
It reminds us how we think and how we walk;
how we perceive ourselves, how others perceive us.
We search for the source that provides a meaningful education for our upcoming generations around the world.
We want to recall a story in the name of humanity!
“The true global challenge is to create together the consolidation of consciousness for the unique and fundamental responsibility of humanity that concerns the safeguarding and protection of life on earth.”
- Riccardo Petrella, former director of the European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (UNESCO)
“Since we have the atomic weapon and other bacteriological and chemical weapons, we understood that the human species was the only living species capable of destroying the life of planet Earth in its entirety, and therefore also of safeguarding it and of protecting it. Hence the awareness of a global responsibility of humanity towards the totality of life on the planet.”
- Riccardo Petrella
EPIC BORDERS TRILOGY
“The right to dream; desires of humanity.”
The Gate of Hope - Belfast 1919 - In the Name of Humanity