Infinix revealed its latest edition to the Infinix ZERO Smartphone series, the Infinix ZERO 30 5G and the flagship ZERO BOOK laptop at the ‘Story On’ event in Venice, Italy, on September 1st, 2023. As a collaborator in organizing the panel session “New Image, New Lifestyle. Cinema in the New Media, Capture Your Own Story” organized on 1st September at the Italian Pavilion in Venice, Infinix invited leading vloggers from around the world to celebrate and explore the technical advances in smartphone camera technology, and the democratization of filmmaking. Continue reading
Presented since 1979, the Venice Architecture Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) is possibly the most influential architecture exhibition in the world. For the first time, this year’s edition is curated by an African architect, Lesley Lokko. She has ensured that a strong African presence is the central feature of the show. Indeed, the 2023 exhibition is part of an undeniable shift towards a more just representation in global architecture.
Tanya* is telling me just how important her Methodist Christianity is to her. We’re chatting over a video call, and I can see Tanya’s living room in the background. This also happens to be her workspace because Tanya, who is 50, is a full-time phone and cam sex worker. For Tanya, earning her living through sex work does not conflict with her religious beliefs at all. Tanya tells me that she had a client who talked to her about his enjoyment of wearing women’s clothing. He confided in her because they both shared the same religious identity.
Cultured Focus Magazine will hold its annual star-studded Cultured Focus Awards Ceremony and Diversity in Film Symposium at 2:30 pm at Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy, on Monday, September 5, 2022.
The Italian actor Pino Calabrese will receive the Cultured Focus Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate an illuminating career of 50 years in theater, film and television. Mr. Calabrese began his artistic career in 1972, first working in theater with actors and directors such as Massimo Troisi, Gigi Proietti, Enrico Montesano, Pippo Delbono and many others, passing from cabaret to dramatic theater, from musicals to comedies, to theater productions with a social and political perspective. Continue reading