Festival-memoria-corta-2a-edizioneAt The House of Memory and History (Casa della Memoria e della Storia) begins the 2nd edition of “Short Memory”, the short movie Festival that present to the public the finalists of the competition for short films on the theme of historical memory and contemporary.

The 11 short films will be screened at the Multimedia Room of the House of Memory and History in the days of 16 and 17 January 2015.

The competition titles tell, through the form of the short film, the history of our country but also stories of people who have contributed to the moral and civil growth of the nation. The video is a valuable tool for research and observation and the lens image or creative documentary filters, representing it, a living memory in contemporary society. On the final day of the festival a jury of experts will select the winner who will be rewarded with a work by the artist Orietta Rossi.

The initiative is organized by the Culture, Creativity, Art and Tourism Promotion of Roma Capitale – Department of Culture in collaboration with Zètema Culture Project.

 Roma_casa-della-memoriaCasa della Memoria e della Storia

Address: Via San Francesco di Sales, 5
Area: Trastevere
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Entry: Free entrance
Tel. +39 06 6876543
Web site: “Memoria e Storia” the Casa della Memoria e della Storia online journal: http://casamemoria.wordpress.com

 {google_map}Via di San Francesco di Sales 5, 00165 Roma, Italy{/google_map}

The House of Memory and History is an institution of Roma Capitale to whose activities and management participating Associations that represent the historical memory of antifascism, the Resistance, the War of Liberation, the memory of the twentieth century and cultural institutes that have the purpose of reconstruction, preservation and promotion of such memory.

Library of Casa della Memoria e della Storia:

Hours: Monday – Thursday – Friday 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday closed

Info: 0039 06 45460501

Web site: www.bibliotechediroma.itwww.comune.roma.it


FRIDAY ‘January 16, 2015, 20:30


Director: Ben Donateo; subject: Jenny Covelli; screenplay: Jenny and Ben Covelli Donateo; Photography: Ben Donateo; Cast: Constance Di Castro; production: D.R.C. Productions; year of production: 2014; Duration: 6’19 ”

disOMERTÀ tells the story of Rita Atria, private affections of his father and brother because of the climate mafia code of silence and revenge Partanna. Disoriented, Rita joins the sister in the testimony, collaborating with justice. Mature in the shoes of a seventeen year old makes his inner revolution, under the wing of Paolo Borsellino, a good father who calls her “Picciridda”. His life is definitely upset the summer of 1992, the period of the massacres.


Directors, story, screenplay and photography: Rosso Fiorentino (pseudonym of Paul Badali); interpreters: Gianandrea de Antonellis, John Caserta, Oreste Lo Pomo, Patrizia Del Puente, Gigi Di Fiore and Federica Cordisco; production: Paul Badali; year of production: 2014; Duration: 14 ’47’ ‘

On April of 1981 died Alianello, writer, playwright, screenwriter, long remained in the shadows for being disrespectful of the nation’s memory, and only recently re-evaluated critically, appreciating it as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

The documentary is divided between private life, narrative production and historical and political significance of the work of the author, telling his human and literary and also going to the places he lived and described.

The Short Film entrusts the narration to many respondents, who, from different points of view and sometimes opposing, addressing various aspects of the complexity of the writer.


Director, Story and Screenplay: Joseph Pollicelli; photography: Luna Gualano for La Zona snc; production: MAC Film; year of production: 2014; duration: 13 ‘

A poetic journey into the history and landscapes of one of the most famous Roman suburbs, Pietralata. Through the installation of filming made for the occasion and many photographs (some old, some by himself taken from the mid-nineties to the present), Giuseppe Pollicelli tells the irreversible mutation of an area of Rome which is inexorably succumbing to what the director calls “triumphant globalization of the visible”.


Director, Story and Screenplay: John and Roberto Lupi Campili; Photography: Henry Idrofano; interpreters: Albino Bernardini and Mirko Macina; production: Giovanni Roberto Lupi and Campili in collaboration with Video & Click; year of production: 2014; duration: 15 ‘

Albino has 90 years, Mirko 30: have in common? Are two teachers: the former has contributed to the change of the Italian school, the latter hopes to take up the baton. The idea of the school as a place of civilization, the mere complexity of social commitment in a difficult environment like that of Pietralata, once neglected township, today neighborhood full of interest but also full of contradictions typical of our society.


Directors, story, screenplay and photography: Tiziana Terranova and Luigi Valenti; interpreters: Adriano Pallotta and Alberto Paolini; production: Centre for Audiovisual University of Rome; year of production: 2014; duration: 11’58 ”

Rome, December 1974. A group of nurses “outlaws” cut down the nets of Asylum Santa Maria della Pietà. From there begins the long struggle for recognition of the rights of the mentally ill and for the closure of asylums, thanks to the Law Basaglia 1978. Adriano Pallotta, the protagonist of this struggle, recounts his years as a nurse and the events subsequent to the closing the asylum, in particular his friendship with Alberto Paolini, a former patient of Santa Maria.


Directors, story, screenplay and photography: Peter Fabio Fodaro; interpreters: Vito Tuosto, Alessandra Marchioni, Niccolò Fodaro, Andrea Ceccarelli, Elizabeth Rossi, Michela Piccari and Marilisa Fodaro; production: self-produced, year of production: 2014; Duration: 7 ‘

The end of a poet is a true end? A reflection of Pier Paolo Pasolini and his death “sought”. A tribute to his Rome, a look through his eyes and his aesthetic; along its streets and meeting his “ghosts”.

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 20:30


Director: Andrea Dear; subject: Dear Andrew, Simon Peacock, Elena Rotondi; screenplay: Katerina Mucci, Arianna Tolazzi; photograph: Dear Andrea; interpreters: Guido Albertelli, Gizzio Marisa, Marisa Rhone, Luciana Romo, Carla Apollonius, Giacomo Greek, Katerina Mucci; Production: LGS “Dante Alighieri” Lab. “History and Citizenship Education”; Production year: 2014; Duration: 7 ’14’ ‘

January 2014: A group of students from the Liceo Dante Alighieri strolling near the Institute. Suddenly an inscription that had always been there and that no one had ever noticed it seems light, “Massimo Gizzio fighter fell for Freedom.”

But what is freedom? It ‘something static and unchanging over time, or – rather – is a dynamic concept and subject to different interpretations? Once acquired can be put aside or be cultivated day by day, generation after generation?


Director: Matthew Philip Gallo and Ortona; subject: memories of Rino Negra; screenplay: Matthew Philip Gallo and Ortona; Photography: Philip Ortona; interpreters: Arsene Tchakerian, Inés Tonsi and Nicolas Kssis; year of production: 2014; Duration: 9’57 ”

Rino of Negra, Italian immigrant in Paris, joined the Resistance in the historic partisan group Manouchian for which loses life shot in just 21 years. His image remains etched in the memory of France who remembers him not only as a player but also as a martyr. In fact a great passion for football and played in Red Star. His fans still commemorate him, emphasizing the issues dear to the team, as the political commitment, the Resistance and immigration.


Director: Nico Acampora and Alessandro Lucchelli; subject: Nico Acampora; screenplay: Nico Acampora, Alessandro Lucchelli and Johnny Vilca; photography: Alessandro Lucchelli and Johnny Vilca; interpreters: boys Project Area Youth Martesana; production: Municipality of Venlo, The Naviglio Martesana and Area Youth; year of production: 2012; duration: 12’48 ”

It ‘a short film about the importance of being very young witnesses of the historical memory of our country. An experience in the concentration camp of Mauthausen, in which many Italians were interned. And ‘the report of a journey that traces a page of our history: the story of a single, Roberto Camerani, who was deported in that field and in the following years until his death expenses his energies to tell his detention. “Bella Roby” is the expression of a 15 year old who pays tribute to his way to Roberto Camerani, its history and to our history.


Director and plot: Emiliano Crialesi; screenplay: Emiliano Crialesi and Domenico Martone; photography: Gianluca Mazzini and Cristian Berne; Cast: Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Adriana Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Carlo Ripa di Meana, Giuliano Vassalli and Mario Avagliano; production: Pandarosso; year of production: 2013; duration: 15 ‘

1943. The Anglo-Americans from the South back the Peninsula. The rest of the country is under German occupation. Roma live his nine months of passion, with a succession of arrests, deportations, torture. In a city full of pitfalls, dangers, spies and boastful, the Gestapo network gathers around to dissidents. For the first time, the story of Colonel Giuseppe Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, head of the military resistance, is told in this documentary film, based on the book written in 1944 by illegal Roma Fulvia Ripa di Meana. A little-known but extraordinary life that deserves to be remembered, a further step to understanding the complex history of Rome and Italy of those tragic days.


Director, Story and Screenplay: Stefania Soellner; photography: Federico Greek; interpreters: Giuliano Montaldo, Ninetto Davoli, Angelo Antonellini and Brunella Baioni; Production: Stefania Soellner; year of production: 2013; duration: 15 ‘

The documentary part by an intense interview with director Giuliano Montaldo that among precious memories and juicy anecdotes, tells the story of the troubled path to make the film ” And Agnes Chose to Die ” in 1976. The cottage of Alfonsine where he was shot the film was restored and became ” place of memory ”. Through various testimonies, including that of Ninetto Davoli, revives the memory of the partisan struggle.

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