On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation presents the short film ‘Non ho sentito gridare nessuno’ (There were no screams) by director Giuseppe Carrieri.
The protagonist of the video is Nazi concentration camp survivor and partisan Riccardo Goruppi. Born in 1927 in Prosecco and passed away last April at the age of 94, Goruppi witnessed the atrocities of Dachau. As a member of the Slovenian community in Italy, he was arrested in 1944, at the age of 17, together with his father Edoardo, in Nazi-occupied Trieste and deported from there. Since the 1980s, he has been recounting the horrors he suffered.
In the video, Riccardo Goruppi talks to the students of the ‘Simon Gregorčič’ state lower secondary school in Dolina (Trieste), in a symbolic handing down of the baton of testimony to the new generations, so that what happened will never happen again.
The short film, previously a finalist in an extended version of the Nastri d’Argento, is set in a place that symbolises the most terrible moments of the Second World War: the Risiera di San Sabba, which after 8 September 1943 became a military prison camp, then a sorting centre for Jews, partisans and dissidents destined to be deported to Germany or Poland, as well as a storehouse for goods confiscated from victims and a crematorium for extermination.
The video ‘Non ho sentito gridare nessuno’ sees the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the IULMovie Lab of the IULM University of Milan, whose Rector is the film critic and TV author Prof. Gianni Canova.
Giuseppe Carrieri, born in Naples in 1985, has always been making stories on the move and from ‘In Utero Srebrenica’ (nominated for ‘Best Documentary’ at the David di Donatello Awards) to ‘Hanaa’, and his latest film ‘Le Metamorfosi’, he draws inspiration from the humanity of forgotten lands. Lecturer in Film Direction at the IULM University in Milan, he also collaborates with the IULMovie LAB factory, aimed at introducing young graduates to the creative world and constantly seeking out new ideas and visions. He sees himself as an apprentice of the dark, a curious explorer, then director of a cinema dedicated to lost things.