ELLEBÌ, THE GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF THE HUMANITARIAN
A brief History of Italy, from Emigrants to Resistance
A “rediscovered” great-grandfather becomes the pretext to start a journey that goes from the end of the 19th century to 1947. After 70 years, with just a photo in her hand and few other fragmentary information, the protagonist decides to undertake a research on the history of her family. With great surprise, she learns many things about ELLEBÌ, namely Lino Burlini, and the incredible years of the early 21th century: fights for human rights, for human dignity, for cultural growth, in defense of the most vulnerable, for a more just and egalitarian society. The research even reveals an unexpected harmony with this unknown great-grandfather, as well as many analogies with our time and its (dis)values. A meta-story that comes across the greatest personalities of the Italian history and democracy and that teaches us that individual and family memory are precious and they can help the whole community to identify itself in the values of the past.
with CRISTINA MAURELLI
voice DANIELE CRASTI
music FRANCESCO PEDERZANI
The conference was presented in many Italian cities and at the Festival dei Diritti in Pavia (IT) in 2018.