Little girl with iron fist A film byClaudio Di Mambro, Luca Mandrile, Umberto Migliaccio
Giovanna Marturano, is an antifascist, a partisan and a feminist. She has been on the forefront of countless social and political struggles from the end of WWII till the present. A century of Italian history is here narrated by a young 101 years old woman.
Giovanna Marturano is 101 years old. Little girl with iron fist narrates Giovanna’s life, from her earliest memories when as a child living in Rome she witnessed the rise of fascism in 1922, till the present.
She has lived a long and eventful life against injustice and oppression because, she argues: “You can only but struggle, that’s a fact…”.
Two other features make this documentary unique. First, it is an animated documentary and second it is a grass-root production. As a result of a crowdfunding campaign throughout Italy, 441 individuals and groups have pooled their resources together thus making this project possible.
A century of Italian history is here narrated by a young 101 years old woman with irony and wit.
in collaboration with: Maurizio Ribichini, Salvo Santonocito, Adriano Mestichella;
character: Giovanna Marturano;
co-production with: Produzioni dal Basso;
with the contribution of: Provincia di Roma;
supported by: Radio Popolare Roma;
director, DOP, editor, sound: Claudio Di Mambro, Luca Mandrile, Umberto Migliaccio;
drawings: Maurizio Ribichini;
animation: Adriano Mestichella, Salvo Santonocito;
original soundtrack by: Paolo Camerini, Amy Denio, Roberto Fega, Bianca Giovannini, Roberta Montisci, Ludovica Valori;
sound design: Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò, Stefano Grosso;
translations and subtitles: Andrea Aureli, Delphine Regnauld.