The Words of Ventotene

The Words of Ventotene underlines Ernesto Rossi’s important contribution to the project of the European federation.

This contribution was expressed in the Ventotene Manifesto, written with Altiero Spinelli and Eugenio Colorni in 1941, during WW2.

Those ideals of a federal Europe, cancellation of borders, overcoming nationalisms, and defense of peace, are essential today more than ever, and they must be handed over to the younger generations.

This is what the Sarzi family does in their precious work of puppeteers/educators, touring Italy and Europe, spreading knowledge about Ernesto Rossi and his great passion for puppet theatre.  

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A documentary film by: Marco Cavallarin, Marco Mensa, Elisa Mereghetti

Produced by: Ethnos, Patma.doc, Fondazione Famiglia Sarzi

With the support of: Regione Toscana

With the patronage ofComune di Ventotene 

With the collaboration ofFondazione “Ernesto Rossi e Gaetano Salvemini”, Le Mani dei Sarzi Onlus, HIstorical Archives of the European Union

Length: 53’ 

With the participation of: Mauro Sarzi, Giulia Sarzi, Rahul Bernardelli

And with:  Aldo Borghesi,Antonella Braga, Pier Vittorio Buffa, Paolo Cutolo,Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Filomena Gargiulo,Ugo Gargiulo,Valerio Giannellini,Grazia Masetti,Fabio Masi,Gerardo Santomauro, Vincenzo Santomauro,Roberto Sommella,Tommaso Visone.

Historical consultant: Antonella Braga

Music: Paolo Fresu

Production: Patrizia Ottolenghi - Valerio Giannellini

Visual effects: Lola Capote Ortiz

End titles music: Sade Mangiaracina

Sound design: Jan Maio



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