100 years after that first expression deprivation of liberty of the regime, the Historical Museum of the Liberation of Rome organizes and proposes to the territory two days of reflections, meetings, performances and performative visits within their spaces with Los Resistentes – Festival of Memory and Liberationprogrammed for June 10 and 11, 2023. The internal and external spaces of the historic building in via Tasso 145 – which during the months of the Nazi-fascist occupation of Rome was the headquarters of the SS Security Service Command, under the direction of Colonel Herbert Kappler – thus become venue of the first edition of a festival who wants to concentrate reflections and entertainment in two days.
An initiative dedicated to research and daily dissemination of the history of the Resistance in Rome during the Nazi-fascist occupation, according to a lens that looks at that historical period and its vicissitudes not only in the most relevant activities or the best-known characters, but also in that varied, popular, unknown fabric that makes up society. A story from below that intertwines lives and events that have remained in the history books but also as scars on the city of Rome.
On the occasion of Los Resistentes, both days at 10:00 and 17:00, it will be possible to visit the Historical Museum of the Liberation in Rome thanks to performance organized with the theater company Bartolini/Baronio that will accompany the visitors in a theater visit in which to go through the history of the palace and those rooms that were the scene of some of the most tragic episodes of the Roman resistance.
After the visit, Saturday June 10 the program continues with “Resistance to fascism… always!” meeting coordinated by Prof. Antonio Parisella and which has interventions from Alessandro Portelli, from the journalist Guido Caldironof Valerio Renzi and the collective Mothers for Rome Open City. The meeting will offer a cross-section of more than a century of fascism in Italy and how it has acquired different characters and developed relationships in society by basing its narrative on dry slogans, often generating dramatic consequences within the social fabric.
The afternoon continues with the performance of Bartolini/Baronio, while at 7:30 p.m. it is the turn of the reading “The Elsa Morante Story” with Jasmine Trinca and Chiara Gioncardi. To close the first day, at 8:30 p.m., two concerts in the key of singer-songwriter and popular with Schola Romana, and then Nando Citarella and the Drums of Vesuvius.
To close the festival at 8:00 p.m. on June 11 is the popular song The voice, the example and the memory, conceived and directed by Stefania Placidi. Performed by Sara Modigliani, Michele Manca, Stefania Placidi, Flaviana Rossi, the popular songs are testimonials, their transfer is as much an exercise in memory and cohesion as in the continuity of reference values.
The Via Tasso Museum tells in its rooms, in its objects, in the people who visit it and in their words that make it live the memory of a place that, in the darkest years of the 20th century, those of fascism and Nazism, it housed torture, suffering and deprivation, but also the dignity, solidarity and resistance of men and women. For this reason, in 1955 it was chosen as a museum symbol that narrated barbarism but, above all, that process of communion between women and men that led first to resist and then to free themselves. The story that the Museum investigates and then tells is that of the protagonists and protagonists of the resistance; not only the best known, at the top of the organizations, but those who in daily life were the fabric of a dense fabric. An incessant historiographic production, reorganization of materials and archives, trying to intertwine different generations and using memory not as a celebratory object but as part of the toolbox in the present.
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