The Festa dell'Unit, the summer gathering of the Democratici di Sinistra (DS), kicks off on 19 June at the former general market on Via Ostiense. Following the provincial elections in May that saw the DS become Rome's biggest party, this year's theme is "Now we're building the alternative". A review of the films of the late Alberto Sordi starts 19 June with "Polvere di Stelle", and there will be a candle-lit procession to demand the freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners detained in Myanmar on 20 June. Other events include the celebration of the "Festa nazionale dell'immigrazione", which takes place 16-20 July.
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