La vera memoria
Ignazio Oliva, Simonetta Solder, e Guido Albonetti, Donatella Barazzetti, Alberto Barbera, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Pietro Perotti, Massimo Vidale
Ass. Culturale Antonello Branca, with the contribution of Piemonte Doc Film Fund
The central theme of the documentary is the reproduction and the survival of the past. The film is based on the rich and precious historical archives of the Seventies concerning the trade-unions struggles of the Fiat workers in Turin between 1969 and 1980 and it can be considered as a reflection on the historical memory and at the same time on the physical life and deterioration of the cinematographical “objects” which transmit it to us: exactly, the films. Through a short “film inside the film” set in the restoration laboratories of Eurolab Italia and interviews with Paolo Cherchi Usai (an international expert of film restoration) and with Massimo Vidale (an international expert of archeological dig) the documentary faces the fundamental theme of the ambiguous sense and meaning of the restoration techniques in the Movies and in general in Art.