Deadline for registration of works
The deadline for entries for the new Ficnova 7 competition will be from May 4 to August 6, 2023.
The symbolic dates represent two great events in the history of humanity:
On May 4, 1969 Silo launched his speech “The Healing of Suffering” in the Andes (Argentina), giving rise to the beginning of the Humanist Movement. His message was made in 1969 among rocks and mountains in Punta de Vacas, with a great symbolic value because it was the only place, after many efforts and negotiations, where the “permission” was obtained by the Argentinean military de facto regime to carry out this activity.
Faced with the violence of the system, the new humanism promotes the non-violent emancipatory struggle, in the search to build the possibility of eliminating the factors of oppression, so that human beings can develop the exercise of freedom, and the creative qualities and forces that overcome all forms of violence.
On August 6, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima (Japan).
The attacks were carried out on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, which contributed, together with the Soviet-Japanese war, to the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. After six months of intense bombing of 67 other cities, the Little Boy nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of the Fat Man bomb on Thursday, August 9, 1945, over Nagasaki. Between 105,000 and 120,000 people were killed and 130,000 injured. To date, these bombings are the only nuclear attacks in history.
It is estimated that, by the end of 1945, the bombs had killed 166,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki, totaling some 246,000 deaths, although only half died on the days of the bombings.