Women on the border

A documentary by Erika Rossi

After finding her mother’s war diary, a daughter discovers who she really was: the story of a relationship between two women in the defining moment when one passes away and the other continues to exist.

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After her mother’s death, a woman finds her diary, which was written during WWII. She had always thought that her father was the resistance hero, but she discovers who her mother really was – a girl who became a partisan – , her intimate thoughts about the meaning of pain and war, and her willingness to take action and fight. The daughter carries the words of the diary as a gift in her everyday life: she is a psychotherapist who cares for foster children. Isn’t the woman in the diary the same one that passed down to her the values she believes in? The celebration of life during the grieving process is an intimate experience that enables us to cope with the passing of our loved ones and to give meaning to the legacy they left us, because what shapes our lives is also what we miss the most.


Detaila: FULLHD, 60’/52’, Italy, Slovenia
Theme: History, Women, Author’s point of view
Subject, Script, Direction: Erika Rossi
Script consultant: Alejandro De La Fuente
Music: Francesco Serra
Producer: Marta Zaccaron
Co-producer: Igor Pediček
Production: Quasar Multimedia
Co-production: Casablanca Film Production, RTV Slovenia
Status: in distribution
With the support of: Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, FVG Film Commission, Slovenski Filmski Center, Cultural Association “La Giordola”
In association with: Women of the Resistance European Project
Developed within: Eurodoc Training Program and Archidoc – La femis
With the consent of: FVG Health Authority


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