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March 5, 2011

Women’s Week Film Night – 7 March

As part of Women’s Week at Trinity, Monday 7th March at 7pm in the Joly Theatre in the Hamilton Building, the Italian Society will show ‘Vogliamo anche le rose’ (2007). Directed by Alina Marazzi, the film follows three women through their life experiences in the Italy of the 1960s and 70s.

The film looks again at recent events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women. Rather than focus on the alleged objectivity of facts, the film gives space to a chorus of voices that narrate those events in first person, visually supported by archival footage of the period, drawn from the most varied sources – institutional, public, militant and private.
Anita, Teresa and Valentina come from different Italian regions and different social backgrounds, but share the same feelings: they no longer feel part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of “husbands” and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.

Alina Marazzi, born in 1964, lives and works in Milano, Italy.

A documentary film director. Has worked as assistant director for feature films and video art projects. Her critically acclaimed Un’ora sola ti vorrei won best Italian documentary at the 2002 Torino Film Festival, and received special mentions by the jury at the 2002 Locarno Film Festival and at the international It’s All True Festival in São Paulo in 2003.

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Vogliamo anche le rose

TCD Women’s Week

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