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Documentary film in Italian to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day


To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January) the DEPARTMENT OF ITALIAN, UCC, in collaboration with the ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, Dublin
        Ebrei a Campagna, 1940-1943 (Jewish Prisoners in Campagna, 1940-194
a documentary film in Italian with English subtitles by Maria Giustina Laurenzi.
The director will present and discuss her film
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
18:00-19:30, West Wing 9
Una storia diversa (2013; 37 min.) provides an account of the camp in Campagna, in the province of Salerno in southern Italy, in which non-Italian Jews, many of whom had found refuge in Italy after the Kristallnacht, were interned after the outbreak of the Second World War.Maria Giustina Laurenzi studied screnplay with Gigliola Scola, and scriptwriting with Dacia Maraini’s. From 1977 to 1980, she was Assistant Lecturer in History of Theatre and Performance at the University of Salerno. From 1970 to 1980, she worked as an actress, entertainer and field researcher with TEATROGRUPPO in Salerno, and was involved in many shows at the Piccola Scala theatre in Milan, the Lenzburg Festival and the Chieri Festival, among other locations. In 1977, she founded the theatre company TEATRA, which she managed until 1985, and for which she wrote and produced a number of plays. From 1980, she worked closely with Dacia Maraini, directing many of her screenplays for theatre, cinema and radio. Since 1985, she has been working as a consultant, author and director for RAI and has been involved in several radio and television programmes.
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