The words of Ventotene
documentary film

THE WORDS OF VENTOTENE underlines Ernesto Rossi’s important contribution to the project of the European federation, as expressed in the Ventotene Manifesto, written with Altiero Spinelli and Eugenio Colorni in 1941, during WW2. Those ideals of a federal Europe, cancellation of borders, overcoming nationalisms, and defense of peace, are essential today more than ever, and they must be handed over to the younger generations. This is what the Sarzi family does in their precious work of puppeteers/educators, touring Italy and Europe, spreading knowledge about Ernesto Rossi and his great passion for puppet theatre.  

The film, 53’ in length, is suited for a high school student audience


A documentary film by Marco Cavallarin, Marco Mensa, Elisa Mereghetti
Produced by Ethnos, Patma.doc, Fondazione Famiglia Sarzi
With the support of Regione Toscana
With the patronage of Comune di Ventotene 
With the collaboration of Fondazione “Ernesto Rossi e Gaetano Salvemini”, Le Mani dei Sarzi Onlus, HIstorical Archives of the European Union

Length: 53’ 
With the participation of Mauro Sarzi, Giulia Sarzi, Rahul Bernardelli
and with Aldo Borghesi,Antonella Braga, Pier Vittorio Buffa, Paolo Cutolo,Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Filomena Gargiulo,Ugo Gargiulo,Valerio Giannellini,Grazia Masetti,Fabio Masi,Gerardo Santomauro, Vincenzo Santomauro,Roberto Sommella,Tommaso Visone.
Historical consultant: Antonella Braga
Music: Paolo Fresu
Production: Patrizia Ottolenghi - Valerio Giannellini
Visual effects: Lola Capote Ortiz
End titles music: Sade Mangiaracina
Sound design: Jan Maio