2015 / 30 minutes

Directed by
Alessandra Ferrini
Country of production
United Kingdom

Negotiating Amnesia takes as its starting point two collections of photographs found within the Alinari’s photographic Archive in Florence (Italy): a series of black and white images of the Ethiopian War of 1935-36 and a collection of glass negatives of propaganda postcards from the A.O.I (Africa Orientale Italiana – Italian Eastern Africa). Through interviews, archival images, monuments and the analysis of high-school textbooks employed in Italy since 1946, the film shifts through different historical and personal narratives, prompting a reflection on the legacy of the fascist, imperial drive in post-regime Italy.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Ethiopia Italy

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