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by Sabina Guzzanti


A documentary that directs hard criticism at the censorship imposed by Silvio Berlusconi on the means of public communication in Italy. The film places the responsibility squarely on both Berlusconi's government and on the parties - right and left - that permitted him to take action. The film is directed by Sabina Guzzanti, a political humorist who felt the heavy hand of Italian government intervention when a program to be shown on public network was censored. Other cases are listed where programs were canceled and the journalists obliged to resign. Passages from censored programs are also shown together with interviews with government employees who were the victim of censorship, in addition to university professors and journalists from several countries.

international title: VIVA ZAPATERO
original title: VIVA ZAPATERO
country: Italy
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2005
genre: documentary
directed by: Sabina Guzzanti
film run: 80'
release date: FR 21/12/2005, BE 25/01/2006
screenplay: Sabina Guzzanti
cinematography by: Paolo Santolini
film editing: Clelio Benevento
music: Riccardo Giugni, Maurizio Rizzuto
producer: Sabina Guzzanti, Valerio Terenzio Trigona
production: Studio Uno (IT)
distributor: Haut et Court, Marigold Film Ood (BG)

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