Title: the unionist (Giuseppe Di Vittorio, voci di ieri e di oggi)

Genre: Documentary
lenght: 52’
country of origin: italy
year of production: 2009
Format: Digital Betacam, v.o. it.- Sott. en./Fr. /es. /Port. /non udenti

director:
Carlo Lizzani e Francesca Del Sette

subject AND SCREENPLAY:
Carlo Lizzani, Francesca Del Sette, laura e silvia Pettini

with the partecipation of:
Baldina Di Vittorio; Guglielmo Epifani; Vittorio Foa; Emanuele Macaluso; Giuseppe Papa; Adolfo Pepe; Michele Pistillo; Michele Sacco; Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.

Archives:
Istituto Luce AAMOD (Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio)

Music:
Nicola piovani

photography:
Stefano D’Amadio

editing:
Roberto Di Tanna

executive production:
Laura e Silvia Pettini

Production:
Felix Film – Fondazione Giuseppe Di Vittorio

sales:
TERRE SOMMERSE (Home Video - Collana gli Invisibili - italia)
HISTORY CHANNEL (Pay TV - italia)

International distribution:
Rai Trade

Synopsis
This is the life of Giuseppe Di Vittorio (1892/1957), Secretary General of the Italian Workers' Union from the fascist era until 1957. He was a farm laborer from the age of 7 and a revolutionary unionist willing to pay the price of exile and imprisonment for defending workers' rights.

Di Vittorio's words, both written and heard, are the heart of the film. They contain wealth, charisma and intensity and thus, better than any other form, render the idea of the man and the manager who spoke them and the reasons why Peppino Di Vittorio has truly become a legend in the hearts of the people.

It is a story told with extraordinary, previously unseen documentary footage, through the voices of family members, historical eyewitnesses, comrades in the labor struggle and young people living in Cerignola, his hometown in southern Italy.

Places: Rome, Cerignola, Ortanova, Lucera.

Testimonies: Baldina Di Vittorio, Guglielmo Epifani, Vittorio Foa, Emanuele Macaluso, Giuseppe Papa, Adolfo Pepe, Michele Pistillo, Michele Sacco, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro and the Cerignola’s boys and girls.

The archives: LUCE, RAI, Workers’ Union Archive, CGIL Archive.

Original Music composed by the Master Nicola Piovani.



Festival:

6° FondiFilmFestival

Fondi, 17 - 23 september 2007 - Auditorium Comunale

46° Festival Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema
Pesaro, 20 - 28 june 2010

13° Genova Film Festival
Genova, 28 june - 4 july 2010 - in competition


public screenings:

Celebrazioni del 50° della morte di Giuseppe di Vittorio
Lecco, 29 may 2007 - Sala Provinciale Don Ticozzi

Celebrazioni del 50° della morte di Giuseppe di Vittorio
Roma, 29 october 2007 - Cinema Quattro Fontane

FOX HISTORY CHANNEL - Italy's tv premiere
1 may 2010

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