Sunday, October 30, 2011

Interview about the First Moon Landing

“I was a 14-year-old teenager watching TV and eating pop-corn at my friend’s house when it happened”. This is what Martin Pedersen remembered when Neil Armstrong, the first man, landed on the Moon, and he was so polite to tell us more about it.

Dina: Mr. Pedersen, when did it happen?
M.P.: It happened in 1969.

Dina: Where were you at that moment?
M.P.: It was summer afternoon. I was at the party at my friends’ house. We were eating pop-corn and were waiting for it a lot.  Everybody in the country was watching TV at that moment.

Dina: Was it a great international event?
M.P.: Of course, it was one of the most important things in history and our lives. Nobody believed that it was possible until Armstrong touched with his foot the surface of the Moon. Many astronauts before him died in training or during the spaceflights.

Dina: Very interesting! Do you know what Neil Armstrong did there?
M.P.: Their spaceship went around the Moon and one piece of the spacecraft called lunar module descended to the lunar surface.

Dina: Was Armstrong alone or with other colleagues?
M.P.: Armstrong and another astronaut Aldrin went down while Michael Collins, who was later chosen the director of NASA, remained in the spaceship. When Armstrong touched the lunar surface he said his famous phrase: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. It was really great!

Dina: How much time did he spend on the Moon?
M.P.: I think, one hour or less. Everybody remembered him stepping on the Moon, but nobody knew exactly how much time it lasted.

Dina: Was it possible to observe or contact him during the landing?
M.P.: Everybody could hear him. First he said a lot of technical terms, then the first words from the lunar surface were: “The Eagle has landed”. And this was very important for us, millions of listeners and viewers.

Dina: I wonder if Armstrong is famous only for his first landing on the Moon?
M.P.: Personally he isn’t a public man, he is very shy and he didn’t want to be famous. Being the first person to set foot upon the Moon was only a coincidence for him. Aldrin, for example, loves to talk and write about it.

Dina: Did Armstrong publish any book about it?
M.P.: I think he wrote about it in his biography.

Dina: What did this event allow scientists to discover about astronomy?
M.P.: It was extremely important firstly because it was a social, political and cultural event. Secondly, it happened for the first time in the history and of course it allows for more discoveries.  It is more important than we can understand. For me the astronauts were always heroes; when I was a child I read a lot of books about them. And certainly I’m proud of Armstrong as the first man who landed on the Moon.

Dina: Thank you very much for your interview.

          It’s always interesting to talk to the person who was the witness of some historic event, who can tell us something more than we know. About an important moment in the world’s history – the first landing on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong. 
Dina Chashchinova

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


On June 25, 2011, two years after Michael Jackson’s death, the Teatro Palapartenope in Naples hosted “The International Tribute 2011: in loving and in memory of the King of pop”. I, Biagio Brunetta, went there to see what was going on and interviewed Rosario L., one of the thousands of fan who gathered to commemorate the famous entertainer and enigmatic pop icon.

Biagio Brunetta: Do you remember where Michael Jackson died?
Rosario L.: (smiles) Well, actually, I don’t. I’d say it was in New York, but I’m not sure.

B.B.: How did he die?
R.L.: We know he was sick and took lots of medicines, even when he didn’t need to, because he had troubles with himself. I don’t remember if it was because of a heart failure, but I remember his family accused the doctors of his death. After their inquiry, though, the police stated that it was not true.

B.B.: What happened just after his death?
R.L.: His music became even more popular than it already was, his albums were sold like hot cakes. It was also made a movie, “This is it”, about his life and works. He became famous not only for his music, but also for his special moves on stage, just think of the famous “Moonwalk”, for example.

B.B.: How did the media react?
R.L.: The media filmed everything without a break and for a month or more there was a full coverage about M.J.’s life and works, and that also happened here, in Italy. Programmes like “Pomeriggio 5” and “La vita in diretta” talked a lot about him. Last week I found out the entire funeral was broadcast on TV, even his daughter’s speech at the funeral.

B.B.: Has his consideration by people and artists changed after his death?
R.L.: No, I don’t think so.

B.B.: Is he still commemorated or somehow remembered?
R.L.: Of course he is, and not only here, today. I think he will always be remembered by people and stars as a great artist, a real artist, not considering the allegations about child abuse.

B.B.: Has someone taken his role or overshadowed him?
R.L.: No, nobody hasn’t or ever will. He was unique.

B.B.: Do you consider yourself a fan of M. J.?
R.L.: I do, but I’ve got no posters of him hanging in my room. I see him as an artist rather than an idol, I just love his music.

B.B.: What were you doing the day M.J. died? Do you remember?
R.L.: Oh, yes. I remember I turned on the TV once I heard about the news and followed the story all night long.

B.B.: Some say M.J. could not be dead at all: what is your opinion about it?
R.L.: I think he died. Some say he didn’t, but it’s because they loved him and don’t want to accept the fact the he passed away. I think he’s dead, definitely.

B.B.: Do you have anything to add?
R.L.: No, the show is about to start and it would be better for me to go now. It was a pleasure, goodbye!
Michael Jackson’s death was a tragic and unexpected one. It triggered grief all over the world and made the sale of his music dramatically rise. Apart from all the scandals and mysteries surrounding his life, he certainly was a great artist, perhaps the most popular black singer ever and his memory will never fade.

As Jackson said during an interview in 2007, "Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it, my music, I know I will live forever”.
Thank you Michael, we will never forget you.
Biagio Brunetta

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My interview: “Amy Winehouse’s death”

I would like to talk about my interview about Amy  Winehouse’s death. The interview was given on 19th October 2010 . The interviewee  was Mrs Federica Fogliani.  This was an interesting topic to talk about, because it was a striking, effective and shocking piece of news. I would be pleased to write down all the questions I asked her .

·      J (The journalist) : “What is the subject do you remember?”
·      F( The interviewee):  “A mysterious event . Amy Winehouse died a month ago in London. She was an important rockstar and lived in an irregular way. She was a drug -addict and an alcoholic. During a concert she fainted in front of million people, because she was drunk .”

·      J( The journalist):” Why did you choose it?”
·      F(The interviewee):” One week ago I was watching a program on TV called “ A mystery” where some critics say that Amy probably was not drunk and drug addict , so this is a strange and mysterious death.”

·      J( The journalist): “ What do you think about the mysterious death of this famous person?”
·      F( The interviewee): “It is something strange, because doctors say that Amy’s death was natural and many teenagers followed her, because she was regarded as a “Myth”.”

·      J( The journalist): “What do people think about it?”
·      F( The interviewee): “People are divided into two parts: Some people condemned her death and they attribute it to her irregular lifestyle, but others prefer to believe that she was a divinity, like a “Goddess”.”

·      J(  The journalist): “Do you think that it is right to talk about this mysterious death?”
·      F( The interviewee) :” It could be considered as a mysterious death, because she knew bad people.”

·      J( The journalist): “ Why do you think this famous person died so young?”
·      F( The interviewee): “In spite of her age, because Amy was just 27, she was not a young person, because maybe she felt old inside herself, in her inner world and she grew up quickly.

·      J(The journalist): “ Did she suffer from any illness?”
·      F(The interviewee): “She was a problematic person, because she suffered from anorexia and she spent a lot of time in a hospital in order to improve her health and during this important experience she wrote the song “REHAB”.”

·      J( The journalist): “Do you think that Amy’s carrier had influenced her death?”
·      F(The interviewee):”I think that her carrier influenced her life heavily, because  Amy was obliged to accept some compromises such as working restlessly; surely this life is very hard to cope with.”

·      J( The journalist):”Why, in your opinion, do famous people, who have everything in their lives decide to commit suicide?”
·      F(The interviewee):”Many times people choose to die, because they are stressed and they need to find peace staying away from cameras. Famous people search for a quiet lifestyle, because they are under pressure.”

·      J(The journalist): “Where did you hear this piece of news?”
·      F( The interviewee): “ On TV, while I was at home watching “Italia 1 channel”.”

·      J( The journalist): “Do you have anything to add?”
·      F(The interviewee):”Yes, I think that Amy’s death is not an isolated case, because there are many famous people who died in these strange circumstances, so their lifestyle is a little bit chaotic and confused.

This theme of mysterious deaths of famous people, such as singers and actors, is a hot topic to talk about. Usually, famous people go through a life out of any rules, so they tend not to take care of their health, especially because rock-stars and actors think only about money, success, but many times they forget themselves and, as a result, they fall and they go from rags to riches. Everyone who decided to go under the spotlights has the awareness of being under pressure and the choice of committing suicide so young depends on one’s weakness. Famous people such as Amy Winehouse spoiled her body by reducing food, so she did not feed herself well. Secondly, Amy Winehouse used a great number of anti-depressants in addition to a set of different drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Finally, Amy Winehouse  was a big alcoholic; once while she was on stage she fainted. However, the topic of “mysterious deaths” of famous people still remains a real issue to discuss about, because some people argue that it is likely there is a conspiracy behind these deaths, but although the debate is still active, no one could ever bring these famous dead people to life again. Nevertheless only their memories are still alive.
Jessica Previti

The “Espresso” Death

A terrible suicide happened in the historic Platti café of Turin, where a woman aged 66, committed suicide by shooting herself with a gun, after having closed herself in the bathroom. The interviewee is a witness who was near the scene of the event.

When did the dramatic event happen?
It took place on a Sunday morning, in a famous venue founded in 1875.

Who was the woman who shot herself?
For a question of privacy, we don’t know her name, but we know that the woman was born in Paris, and lived in Turin, according to preliminary reports from the police, who intervened at the place. She closed herself in the bathroom of the bar and killed herself.

Why did nobody hear the shot in the café?  
Apparently nobody heard the shoot, because the place was very crowded, but even if they realized the situation they continued drinking and, above all, they  didn’t do anything.

Who discovered the body?
The owner of the café, after she went to the bathroom to see what happened, after hearing something noisy.

Had she got a family or was she alone?
She was alone. She went there every Sunday morning; she smoked a cigarette; she drank a coffee, and then she went away.

Did she try to kill herself before that?
We don’t know if she tried to kill herself before that, but what it is sure is that she had some problems in her life.

Do you think it is possible that someone heard the shoot and didn’t do anything?
It is very shocking that someone heard the shoot and did not do anything, even if they understood that a woman had killed herself.

What do you think about this “strange” death?
It is sad but it happens that some people decide to commit suicide. Maybe she tried to be noticed by other people.

Do you think she killed herself or was she killed?
She went there every Sunday morning, alone; maybe for this reason she decided to kill herself in that café, perhaps she considered it like her second home. So I think that she killed herself, because something  terrible happened in her mind.

Do you have anything to add?
Few days ago I thought  what would I have done?  And I think I would have closed the café, at least just as a sign of respect due to the unhappy woman, but it wasn’t what the owner of the bar did, because she thought, above all, of her job. 

Thinking on this interview, we can say that it is what happens almost every day, the indifference of people, facing a particular situation, in this case a suicide, but this happens even in other contexts, like thefts etc. Now we have to think if this great indifference will change in time, because a very important thing, on which we have to work hard, is the collaboration between people.
Rosario Lisciandro

Interview About Italy's Victory in the 2006 World Cup

Last week, during our English lesson, at University, we had to interview each other on a particular event that we experienced personally. I interviewed Cristina La Rosa , a 25-year-old student like me. We spoke about  Italy’s victory in the 2006 World Cup.

The FIFA Football World Cup was held in Germany from the 9th June  to the  9th July 2006. It was attended by 32 national football selections from all continents. During this World Cup,  Italy, led by the clever coach Marcello Lippi, was a great protagonist. After having successfully passed the group stage, beating Australia and Ukraine,  Italy, at the end, found France again.

The World Cup was won by Italy, which played the final in Berlin's Olympic Stadium defeated France 5-3 on penalties, 6-4 after extra time. But Italy-France is also deja-vu, perpetually hung on a challenge to fate, if not resolved from the penalty disc.

For the “Azzurri”, it was the fourth world title in history. Italy won the 4th  world title after 24 years from 3rd one  (1982) that was achieved at the final on penalties, as well as Brazil won his 4th  world title (1994) on penalties, after 24 years from 3rd  title (1970). Starting from the 1970, Italy has reached the final every 12 years, alternating defeats and victories. Germany, the host Nation, was in the final for 3rd place in the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion in Stuttgart  and won against Portugal 3-1.     

According to the sports criticism  Italy's victory was achieved by Lippi’s very compact and well-organized teamwork, exceptional physical strength and, as in the best Italian tradition, a solid defense . Another decisive factor for the final triumph was the ability of the whole team, as confirmed by the fact that the twelve goals were scored in the tournament by ten different players.

Denaro : When was the last World Cup won by Italy?
La Rosa : It was a very happy day for me. I can remember as if it happened yesterday: it was the 9th July.

D. What was your first reaction when you heard about the victory?
L.  I screamed with happiness because I couldn’t believe that my Nation, Italy, was the Champion of the World. It was so exciting!

D. Who was your favorite football player?
L. I think that all the Italian players were very efficient … but I preferred Fabio Grosso because he did  something more than the other players. I mean he gave himself all to the matches.

D. How did you celebrate this important victory?
L. I went out with all my friends and we went around  the town  with Italian flags and we went  to drink  until we got drunk.

D. Do you think that the victory was due to players’ ability or just a stroke of luck?
L. I think it was both. I mean football players were proficient but in my opinion it’s better to get a break too.

D. Which was your favorite match? And why?
L. My favorite match was that one played against Germany  in which Italians won even if Germany started with an advantage because they were in a German city, that if I remember well was Stuttgart, but I’m not sure. In my opinion, it was a double victory for Italy.

D. Were you alone when Italy won?
L. No, I was watching the match with some friends at home. It was so exciting for everybody.

D. Do you think that Italy deserved the victory?
L. Yes, I think so, Italy deserved most of the victories even though the match against the USA was played very badly.

D. If Italy hadn’t won which team do you think deserved the title of World Champion?
L.  There were many teams  which had very good players, but maybe Portugal could be a substitute of Italy.

D. Do you think that anything has changed?
L. Yes, unfortunately yes. The players are not so motivated as they were five years ago, now they are older and the new players are not as good as the eldest ones.

D. Do you have anything to add?
L. Ehm. Yes I do. I think it would be fantastic if Italy won again the World Cup but  I know that is more or less impossible  because there are countries like Spain that are so good and furthermore there are many emerging teams, but Italians mustn’t lose the motivation to do always better!

D. Thank you Cristina for your time.
L. It was nice.. Thank you so much. Bye

In 24 years since 1982, the success of Italy  in World Cup crossed the borders of the Alps and went back to Italy. Italy won the World Cup for the fourth time, returning the favor to Germany, who won the World Cup in 1990 in the house of the Italians. Even if the final between Italy against France was not an easy match, the “Azzurri” tried to get the best out of them in any situation: in fact when the game got nervous early, several yellow cards in the first twenty minutes of play, Italy found the calm. And when French players started again to  press the Italian game, Italy with wonderful mental teamwork and physical efforts went on and they reached their goal: Becoming Champions of The World Cup in 2006.

Being Italian, like Cristina , I was so excited about this subject , in fact, during this interview I could live once more  the same emotions of that day that has stuck in my mind.
Gabriella Denaro

Monday, October 24, 2011

Interview on the flood of Messina, October 2 2009

Last week, during our English lesson, we, students, had to interview each other on a particular historical event that we experienced personally. The person I interviewed is Gabriella Denaro, a 23-year-old girl and student from Messina, just like me. Since we were both born, and have always lived in Messina, I decided to choose a topic that certainly every inhabitant of this city has unfortunately experienced: the flood of Messina, which took place on October 2, 2009.

It was, undoubtedly, one of the most tragic events that we, as inhabitants of Messina, can remember because many people died (among them, there were children) and the ones who didn’t die lost everything: their houses, their cars, in the worst of cases their relatives, and consequently a reason to live.

So, I felt that this would be interesting to be faced in my interview, also because I had the opportunity to listen to my colleague’s impressions and therefore to share the same feelings of fears caused by those awful memories. 

1. C: Gabriella, can you remember exactly when it happened?
G: Yes, of course. How can we forget?! It happened on October 2, 2009. Two years ago.
2. C: What was your first reaction, when you heard about this shocking event?
G: I was extremely afraid and upset because I couldn’t believe that this could have happened just in Messina, my own town! Televisions and news were transmitting those terrible images of mud, flooded houses and floating cars.. in short.. a real disaster!
3. C: Where were you during that “Apocalypse”?
G: I was not in Messina. I was in Catania, at the airport, because I had been in Milan and I was coming back home; obviously the highways to Messina were all blocked because of the landslides caused by the heavy rain. As a consequence I didn’t know how to come back home. So I had to take another way, the longest one to Messina.
4. C: Did you know any of the victims of the disaster?
G: No, I didn’t know anybody, but I was sad in any case, as if I had known any of them, because in these cases it doesn’t matter whether you know a person or not, you’re sorry and you can’t do anything about it.
5. C: Did you help anyone? Many people lost everything..
G: Yes, obviously I tried to do my best, even though in these cases nothing is ever enough; however it’s important to do what you can when something like this happens; so I went to a school and gave some money to the Associations dealing with people involved in the flood.
6. C: Do you think that this is something that could be avoided?
G: Mhm.. I’m not so sure. Maybe yes, but however the rain was so heavy that this disaster could hardly be avoided. This is still an unresolved question.
7. C: In your opinion, is there anyone guilty and, consequently, responsible for this terrible trouble?
G: Maybe the Government. They allowed people to build houses in areas that could be dangerous and unsafe.. In short, the places where the victims lived (I mean the ground on which the houses were built) were not so appropriate, and they (the Government) should have been more careful.
8. C: Do you think that, with rainy weather, this could happen again?
G: Yes, I think so, especially if we do nothing to avoid it. The Government is somewhat passive, and it’s hard to admit it. Nevertheless I hope that this does not occur again. It would be a real nightmare!
9. C: And so, according to you, was this a natural disaster or was it a lack of interest by the Government?
G: It could be both. Something bad might happen but not so devastating. Probably some lives could have been saved, if we had been more careful.
10. C: Do you think that people who live there are safe now?
G: Not all people are safe, I think, because I heard about people who didn’t want to leave their houses, in spite of the disaster. I think this is insanity. People should change their mentality first, and then they can be safe.
11. C: Do you have anything to add?
G: Not much. I only hope that this doesn’t happen again. Unfortunately we cannot do anything to prevent natural disaster. Nature is something that we cannot fight, but with a little more attention we could, at least, reduce just some damages.
Cristina La Rosa

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Living in Poland during Communism

Everyone of us remembers a particular historical event that happened during our life and that we will never forget. Today we are going to discover the historical event that left a mark on Magdalena Seget’s life. She is a Polish girl of 26 who lives in Italy since 2003.

Maria: Hello Magdalena, which is the historical event you remember more clearly up to now?
Magdalena: I don’t remember a specific historical event during my life, but I will never forget my mother’s account about Communism in Poland.

Maria: You were too little to remember life during Communism, but why do you consider it an historical event in your life?
Magdalena: I consider Communism an important  historical event in my life because my mother’s account left a strong impression on me. I was a child of 4 when Communism finished.

Maria: Well, could you tell me about your mother’s account?
Magdalena: Yes, she told me about the different aspects of living in Poland during Communism. There was everything for everyone, there were no riches or poor, all people had the same things. It was forbidden to move from one city to another, so many people couldn’t see their relatives. To get a piece of bread people waited many hours because of the long lines. Bread, such as other goods, was strictly measured. And of course there wasn’t freedom of the press.

Maria: Which was your mother’s mood during her account?
Magdalena: She was very upset, but her mood was a mix of positive and negative remembrances.

Maria: And which was your mood?
Magdalena: I was curious and very interested in her account, because I didn’t know that recent past.

Maria: Which aspect of her account left a strong impression on you?
Magdalena: All her account made me thoughtful, but especially the fact that people couldn’t see often their relatives.

Maria: Do you think there was something positive during Communism?
Magdalena: I think that perhaps the only positive thing was the absence of differences between rich and poor. Everybody had the same things.

Maria: Do you think that Polish people would like to return to Communism?
Magdalena: Some of them, especially the poor ones, would like to go back to that period because there wasn’t the actual deep division between poor and rich. Of course the opinion of rich people is different.

Maria: Do you think the actual situation of your country is better or worse than the past?
Magdalena: I think that it is better for the simple fact that now people can choose freely which kind of newspaper to read or in which kind of shop enter to buy things.

Maria: After your mother’s account, what is your personal idea of Communism?
Magdalena: I think that life during Communism was, from one point of view, positive because everybody had the same things without differences, but from the other point of view, it was a period of conditioning in talking, thinking and expressing ideas. And I think the loss of personal freedom is the most terrible thing.

Although Magdalena was too little to remember life during Communism, she considers it an important event in her life. Considering her words, it’s easy to understand that Polish people haven’t a completely negative vision of Communism. It was surely a period of limitations and restrictions, but on the other hand, it was a period of equality, and perhaps people had values that today have disappeared, such as respect, cooperativeness, fraternity and education.   
Maria Rosaria Torre

An Interview on the September 11 Attacks

A week ago I had an interview with Maria, 23 years old, a student of my course. I’ve asked her about  a recent historical event that impressed or even frightened her strongly. Maria decided to talk about  The Twin Towers Attack of September 11, 2001 in the United States. So, following the topic, I would like to focus on the part of interview.

I: Which is a recent historical event that scared you most?
M: Undoubtedly,  the event that scared me the most was the Twin Towers Attack of the World Trade Center in New York City.

I: Could you tell me about it?
M: Yes, of course. There was a series of four suicide attacks upon the United States, particularly in New York City and in Washington, on September 11, 2001. 19 terrorists, from the Islamist militant group, hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers, intentionally, crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Then they crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and into a field near Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks!!!

I: Which are the reasons that caused this terrible attack?
M: The main motives of that attack were the U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and the American sanctions against Iraq. Bin Laden used Islamic texts to exhort Muslims to attack Americans. Muslim legal scholars have, throughout Islamic history, agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries.

I: Did you watch some documentaries about it and what are the scientists saying?
M: Yes, I saw a lot of documentaries. There were many about  Bin Laden, who orchestrated the attacks and who initially denied, but later admitted his involvement. Some documentaries reported, in the days following the 9/11 attacks, numerous incidents of hate crimes such as vandalism, arson, assault, shootings, harassment, and threats against Muslims and South Asians. Some passengers and crew members, who were able to make phone calls from the aircraft using the mobile phones, provided details that there were several hijackers aboard each plane; they used tear gas, or pepper spray and some people aboard had been stabbed. Many people have been estimated to have developed illnesses as a result of the toxic dust. There is also a scientific speculation that exposure to various toxic products in the air may have negative effects on fetal development.

I: Can you compare this attack to some other historical event that is similar in the reaction?
M:There are so many incidents and attacks investigated as possible cases of "terrorism" each month, so it  is very difficult for me to compare them.  The recent one that shocked me was a suicide bomber attack in Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport which  killed many people and wounded more, the same at a metro station in Minsk or that at the city centre of Oslo. No mentioning those in Iraq, Turkey, Afganistan, Pakistan.

I:Do you think that from 2001 to 2011 something has changed in the minds of American people?
M: Yes, I think so! An American study found an increase in hate against people who may have been perceived as Muslims, Arabs and others thought to be of Middle Eastern origin. As a result of the attacks, the USA passed a legislation to combat terrorism; to monitor telephone communications, e-mail, and Internet use by terror suspects, and to prosecute suspected terrorists.

I:How about the relationship between American and Muslim world? Do you note something different toward each other?
M:The situation is increasingly tense between the two cultures. The fact that a terror plots still occurs shows how the relations between them are not entirely improved. I’ve heard, a week ago on BBC One, that two men from Iran have been arrested over a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington and to bomb the Saudi embassy of the city. Later in that day, the US government issued a worldwide alert in anticipation of other attacks. Muslim people  consider Americans as a provocation to the entire Muslim world. So.. the facts speak for themselves!

I: So you are Italian, what are Italian people thinking about this event?
M: The attacks created widespread confusion among  Italian news organizations and air traffic controllers. The attacks were denounced by mass media and governments worldwide. Italy offered support and solidarity to America and officially condemned the attacks.

I:Do you think that religion is an important factor which can impact the political actions?
M: Yes definitely! The history has already been marked by events.

I: Why do you consider Twin Tower Attack so important for history?
M: This event is so important because it shows the causes of human hatred. More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The destruction caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant impact on global markets.

I: Do you have anything to add?
M: Mmm... I think, that politics and religion are two important factors that governments should always protect and respect as a purpose of creating a peaceful and better world.

Maria has decided to tell me about this event because she had seen many documentaries about it and was 13 years old when it has happened. She didn’t know yet that hate can lead to death and this event permitted her to see the world from another point of view which was obscure and little known.
Magdalena Seget