January 24 at 6:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute, 868 Park Avenue
Il ragazzo di Via Sacchi (2011) a documentary film by Francesco Momberti
Post-screening discussion: Guri Schwarz (University of Pisa) and Tullio Levi (former president of the Jewish Community of Turin).
This program will also be presented to the students of the Scuolad’ItaliaGuglielmo Marconi and invited guest from other high schools.
EmanueleArtom was a young anti-Fascist raised in Turin who joined the Resistance in the “Giustizia e Libertà“ brigades. He was deeply concerned with democratic culture and the Jewish tradition. In 1944 he was captured by the Italian SS and savagely murdered. After a hasty burial, his body was never found. For years historians have tried to understand why. This documentary attempts to reconstruct Artom’s intellectual and political journey within the ranks of clandestine resistance, through the voice of those who met him and through his diary. The narrating voice is Artom’s own journal, in which the ideas of the Italian anti-fascist opposition become a testament for a future society.