Italy innovates with the anchorman running news shows from his living room

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | Articoli | Comments Off on Italy innovates with the anchorman running news shows from his living room

Two countries in the south of Europe, two of the “oldest” countries, two countries behind in digitization. Do Italy and Portugal have other points in common? They are two advanced democracies, whose main glue is television.

As the first and main European country hit by the emergency, Italy had to quickly invent a new way to make TV: the Living room TV. Sky Italia was the first to launch the innovative “Sky a casa Italia” format, with programs aired by presenters’ homes. It won’t be long before other countries like Portugal, technologically on a par with Italy, adopt the same system.

It seems as if the future of television has already been written, and we have no choice but to wait and see.

My take in Portugal’s leading weekly Expresso Magazine.

Beverly Pepper passed away: Italy loses a treasure

Monday, February 10th, 2020 | Articoli | Comments Off on Beverly Pepper passed away: Italy loses a treasure

A sculptor Giant passes: Beverly Pepper developed her American roots in Italy with breathtaking landmark art around the world. Italy loses a treasure!

Click here to read my take in a NYT article.

The Portuguese “Publico” newspaper reveals the role of the correspondents during the censorship of the 60s

Monday, January 20th, 2020 | Articoli | Comments Off on The Portuguese “Publico” newspaper reveals the role of the correspondents during the censorship of the 60s

A visit to the dictatorship past of Portugal in a weekend article by the leading portuguese newspaper Publico shows the role foreign correspondents played in the 1960s in covering events which were forbidden in the local press censorship: my take and that of NYT Marvine Howe.

Click here to read the article.

Italy and Portugal tied together in an exclusive exhibit in Lisbon on Renaissance Italian-Portuguese artist Alvaro Pirez

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Italy and Portugal tied together in an exclusive exhibit in Lisbon on Renaissance Italian-Portuguese artist Alvaro Pirez

On the 28th of November 2019, the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga of Lisbon opened to the public an exhibit on the Portuguese painter Alvaro Pirez, who painted between 1410 and 1434. The painter lived many years in Italy and in particular in Tuscany during the Renaissance period and was confronted with artists such as Beato Angelico and Gentile da Fabriano.

The exhibit, for which Dennis Redmont has collaborated and which will end in March 2020, hosts works from Italy and Tuscany, similar to many sublime European museums such as the Louvre and the Berlin’s Gemalde Galerie. With more than 100 works from Italy, this is the most ambitious exhibit of Italian art organized in Portugal.

It is a unique and unrepeatable opportunity to show the intense relations between Italy and Portugal, especially in the artistic field.

Click here to read the article on the exhibit published by Portugal’s leading newspaper, Publico.

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Exhibit in Lisbon discloses real death toll caused by floods in Portugal during Salazar’s regime

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Exhibit in Lisbon discloses real death toll caused by floods in Portugal during Salazar’s regime

Floods always trigger the blame game as today in Italy.

Under Portugal’s dictatorship in 1967, censors “froze” the number of victims at 200. Witnesses like Dennis Redmont reported that the real figure was twice as high as it is discovered 50 years later in a tell-all exhibit, held on Saturday the 30th of November 2019 at Vila Franca de Xira, in Portugal.

Apart from a big photo exhibit (some from Life magazine), there have been lots of testimonials with videos and a play.

Click here to read the article on the exhibit published by the Vila Franca town hall.

Click here to read the article on the exhibit published by the Mais Ribatejo newspaper.

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Docu-drama “Tres Mulheres” spotlights at the Trofeus Impala de Televisão awards as the best TV series of the year

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Docu-drama “Tres Mulheres” spotlights at the Trofeus Impala de Televisão awards as the best TV series of the year

After almost a year of success in terms of viewership and critical acclaim, the icing on the cake for the widely praised 13-episode docu-drama “Tres Mulheres” comes straight from the Cinema São Jorge, in Lisbon, where Protugal’s most prestigious media award festival – the Trofeus Impala de Televisão – took place Sunday September 8 2019.

The Portuguese series, created by the production company David & Golias, wins the award for best TV series of the year, which was received by the director, Fernando Vendrell.

“Tres Mulheres” revisits Portugal’s historical framework of the early ’60s under Salazar’s dictatorial regime and narrates the war against censorship fought by Dennis Redmont in his role as foreign correspondent (interpreted by Simão Cayatte) along with three true heroines and leading cultural figures: Natalia Correia, Snu Abecassis and Vera Lagoa.

Click here to watch the whole series in Portuguese.

Education, demography, economy: Redmont highlights the deeper roots of Italy’s cultural drift and the over-estimated role of trash TV.

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Education, demography, economy: Redmont highlights the deeper roots of Italy’s cultural drift and the over-estimated role of trash TV.

Dennis Redmont is guest columnist for Portuguese leading weekly Expresso: the article analyzes the role of Italy’s trash TV and the advent of populism, which spread like wildfire within the country’s political frame in the past few years.

The blame game is not as clear and simple as it appears to be. The “wild west” private TV and transformation by Silvio Berlusconi remains a superficial explanation.

A stagnant economy, a suffering educational system and a demography making it one of the oldest countries in the world can be found at the root of the problem.

Click here to read the full article in Portuguese.

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Dennis Redmont retraces the challenges against Portugal’s regime in the ’60s in an interview with Diario de Noticias

Friday, May 17th, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Dennis Redmont retraces the challenges against Portugal’s regime in the ’60s in an interview with Diario de Noticias

Lisboa, 02/01/2019 –
Dennis Redmont
( Pedro Rocha / Global Imagens )

Interviewed by the leading Portuguese newspaper, Diario de Noticias, Dennis Redmont runs through his extensive and eventful memory to revisit the oppressive years of Salazar’s regime in the ‘60s in Portugal.

Censorship pervaded society, as both national and foreign journalists and publishers were constantly monitored and frequently badgered by the PIDE, the International and State Political Police. The media landscape within Portuguese borders was controlled by the government, so the only way accurate news could circulate was through foreign news platforms. “Pereira Maintains”, the renowned novel written by Antonio Tabucchi, perfectly illustrates the atmosphere experienced by Redmont.

As a young correspondent of the Associated Press, Dennis Redmont reported many gloomy stories on Portugal’s national and foreign affairs, which were carried in newspapers such as Le Monde, The Times and The New York Times. The Portuguese regime did not bite the bullet.

Click here to read the article and learn more about Dennis Redmont’s times during the Portuguese regime of the ‘60s.

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Tedx Rome 2019

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Tedx Rome 2019

As a member of the Advisory Board, on May 4 Dennis Redmont will attend the TEDxRoma 2019: Society 5.0, A Human Centric Future

The event will examine the possible traits of humanity’s imminent future, focusing on terms such as “innovation” and “progress” and hoping that the so-called “society 5.0” will manage to make this planet more cohesive, evolved and fair.

Meritocracy: Pro or Con?

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | Articoli | Comments Off on Meritocracy: Pro or Con?

The Council for the United States and Italy organized on April 10 a rare and high-level event in Rome at the Italian Embassy to the Holy See for its Young Leaders Alumni.

The event revolved around the topic of meritocracy and its intricate nuances.

Arranged by the Young Leaders Alumnus veteran Pietro Sebastiani (Italian Ambassador to the Holy See), the theme was moderated by Dennis Redmont and examined by specialists Roger Abravanel (Author, “Aristocrazia 2.0”), Jeffrey Hedberg (CEO, Wind Tre) and Sister Alessandra Smerilli (Full Professor, PFSE Auxilium of Rome).

Meritocracy: does the word mean the same thing on both sides of the Atlantic?

Here you can find the link to the Council’s website.

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