Tuesday photos: ‘The Poetess’ at Valletta Film Festival 2018

The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

The Poetess: ‘Hissa Hilal is the voice from behind the veil. Her word is her weapon. We’ll never see her face. Like the majority of Saudi women, Hissa is covered from head to toe. She is not allowed to drive a car. She doesn’t own a passport and requires consent from her husband for any sort of activity...’ Read more/see screening times at Valletta Film Festival.

The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

’That idea, regarding Bedouin women, who were free! ’ Hissa Hilal
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Poetess, Valletta Film Festival screening, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio
‘In our grandmothers’ times, there were tribes where women didn’t wear burqa!
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Travel: ‘Knight Town’ – Valletta, Malta – featured in Morning Calm/Korean Air

'Knight Town', Valletta, Malta - Images © Jason Florio for Morning Calm
Travel: ‘Knight Town’, Valletta – Images © Jason Florio for Morning Calm/Korean Air inflight magazine

 

Available now – a very enjoyable travel story that we worked on recently in Valletta, the enchanting ancient capital of Malta, for ‘Morning Calm’ (Korean Air’s in-flight Magazine) – page 20 onwards:Knights Town‘, words by Jamie Carter.

 

Valletta, as seen from Sliema, across the creek. Image © Helen Jones-Florio for Morning Calm
Valletta, as seen from Sliema, across the creek. Image © Helen Jones-Florio for Morning Calm  

 

See more about our travels on Instagram – Floriotravels

 

Helen & Jason - Brooklyn Bridge Park (Rose's birthday party)
Helen & Jason – Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY (image courtesy of Jennifer Hile)

Post Valletta Migration Summit, Nov 2015 – IRIN reports

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Image © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved.

The 14-page joint EU-African strategy on migration unveiled at the summit is divided into five sections including development, legal migration and mobility, and international protection and asylum. Perhaps most important from the point of view of European leaders are the final two sections covering cooperation on reducing irregular migration and smuggling, and boosting returns and readmissions. ‘ Words by Louise Hunt, read full report on IRIN