The controversy over the Di Bella method and the clash with the scientific community, told by Rosy Bindi, then Minister of Health. The tragedy of Rigopiano, with the avalanche that sweeps away 29 lives, relived moment by moment by Giampiero Parete, one of the guests of the resort. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, that announcement in Latin that on February 11, 2013 takes the breath away and shakes the legs of the Vatican expert of ANSA, Giovanna Chirri, author of the planetary scoop, and displaces the whole world. The murder of Giulio Regeni in Egypt, a wound still open, a story retraced by Carlo Bonini, deputy director of the Republic, who was the first to realize the gravity of the facts. The crime of Cogne, the death of little Samuele in the idyllic setting of an alpine villa, with the ‘staging’ of investigations supported by science, the ‘realization’ of information, public opinion that lashes out against only culprit available.
All events that have marked the last thirty years of Italian history and our way of looking at the world, told to the new generations through the images of the Rai Teche, archive photographs and the stories of exceptional witnesses, protagonists of the epoch of events. It is “Ossi di seppia. The noise of memory”, the first ‘non-fiction’ series produced by 42 ° Parallelo for RaiPlay, starting from 12 January: 26 episodes of an emotional and immersive serial story, aimed at Generation Z and Millennials, imagined and wanted as an antidote to curb the loss of collective memory.
In the foreground, among others, the story of Carlo Urbani, the first doctor to identify a virus unknown and lethal even for him, Sars. And again the sudden death of the footballer Davide Astori and that of Dj Fabo. The collapse of the Morandi bridge. The Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Seveso accident, two environmental tragedies that through archive images (the white overalls that reclaim the land, the establishment of a red zone and the invitation of the authorities to stay at home) immediately report to today and the anxieties of the pandemic.
“The stories we tell with Ossi di seppia – underlines Elena Capparelli, director of RaiPlay and Digital – are primarily intended for young and very young people. It is an ambitious project that wants to restore value to recent memory, transforming it into something pulsating and alive for new ones. generations. Our goal is to go against the trend of the speed and the indistinct mass of information in which we are increasingly submerged, to offer reflections and perspectives for reading through the heritage of the Teche Rai, through exceptional witnesses, but above all thanks to a modern narrative modality in language and format “.
“The lesson of most pandemics is that they leave no lessons. Ossi di cuttlefish works precisely on this lack”, notes Mauro Parissone, editorial director of 42 ° Parallelo. “The unthinkable is the key to understanding the project. The age of the virus is a watershed. We were interested in rethinking memory after the coronavirus, hooking up with the new imaginary. The new need to remember. Rehabilitating stories and fragments that before we would not have considered. That is why we have chosen not to talk about Covid-19, as it represents the present and will be our present. But instead to use stories from yesterday that have a strong connection with what we are experiencing in the present, working on the feelings that this change produces “.