On the occasion of the International Day against Violence against Women, Barbara Sirotti presents the short film “Libera”, with Luca Ward, Francesco Pannofino, Benedetta degli Innocenti and Alex Poli.
Rome, November 14th, 2023 – In conjunction with the International Day against Violence against Women, on Thursday, November 16th, at Palazzo Valentini in Rome, the official presentation of “Libera”, a film project by Barbara Sirotti, will take place. The evening will see the participation of authoritative voices of Italian dubbing such as Luca Ward, Francesco Pannofino, Benedetta degli Innocenti and Alex Poli, with the support of Fidapa of Sabaudia.
Actress Barbara Sirotti will introduce “Libera”, the sequel to “Aria” (Air), and through her personal experience of surviving domestic violence, Sirotti has already raised public awareness by appearing on Canale 5, TG2 Italia, RTL 102.5 , and winning over 60 national and international awards, including a recent award in Iran.
The short film “Libera”
“Libera” explores the difficulties faced by a victim of domestic violence in recognizing and reporting the attacker. The protagonist is trapped in a time loop where reality and fantasy intertwine in a labyrinth of events, dreams, nightmares and memories.
Daniela Picciolo, president of the initiative, underlines the objective of the film: to give voice and strength to women who have suffered violence. The ambition is to create a support network at Central District level, involving the regions of Lazio, Umbria, Marche and Tuscany.
The initiative gained the interest and support of Equality Councilor Gianna Baldoni of the Metropolitan City of Rome, who promoted a round table at Palazzo Valentini with Barbara Sirotti and other important speakers, including Degli Innocenti, Ward and Pannofino.
“Libera” positions itself as a crucial testimony in a context marked by violence. It represents the story of rebirth and overcoming after abuse, proposing a message of hope and the need for constructive debate.
An appeal to fight with strength and awareness against violence against women, an increasingly pressing social problem.