The films made by the Milan Militant Cinema Collective
The 17 films and clips made by the Milan-based Militant Cinema Collective and Movimento Studentesco, found by Ranuccio Sodi after years of research and digitalized by the CIAN, depict a crucial period in our recent history, i.e., the decade that begins with the great protests of the late sixties, goes through the ‘hot autumn,’ and copes with the strategy of tension first and the ‘Years of Lead’ later. These films were made with scarce means by budding film-makers who were then students, factory workers, and ‘democratic’ intellectuals with the goal of documenting whatever happened around them. These works now give us a picture of some key issues of that intense time of life.
The 57th Pesaro Film Festival presents a selection of three short films: Maggioranza silenziosa (1972); Pagherete caro, pagherete tutto (1975), Bologna '77 (1977)
The complete programme will be available after the Festival on the YouTube channel Documentalia.
Bologna ’77 (1977, 17’)
A Super8 sound and colour film shot by Ranuccio Sodi, who experimented how to use the Super8 format in militant practice during the “Conference against repression” in Bologna, September 1977. Interviews at the train station, young people singing and smoking in the city centre, demonstrations, rallies of the ‘creative wing,’ and final demonstration in the Piazza Maggiore.
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