Elena Sofia Ricci brings the rights of show business workers to the Rome Film Fest

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For those who were distracted. Elena Sofia Ricci it is doing a lot, a lot, against the harsh conditions of show business workers, exacerbated by the pandemic. With the help of the President of the Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, managed to have the National Day dedicated to them established which falls on October 24, the date on which cinemas and theaters were closed again last year after the partial reopening of June 15. The bill became official a few days ago with approval by the Culture Committee of the Chamber. “It means that the government recognizes the value of our profession, gives us a kind of driving license,” the actress told Vanity Fair.

Tomorrow, then, at the sixteenth edition of the Rome Film Festival, the actress presents the documentary – made with the involvement of her husband, the composer Stefano Mainetti, and her sister, the world exponent of contemporary and aerial dance Elisa Barucchieri – Cry for a new Renaissance, taken from the first event in presence with artists, technicians and workers, which was staged on 24 June 2020 at the Teatro 8 of the glorious Studios. Even if the government gave the green light, from 11 October, to the 100 percent capacity for cinemas and theaters, and the previous refreshment decrees have been a breath of fresh air, especially for the audiovisual, the system remains in agony. Elena Sofia Ricci continues: «I cried when I read about the closure of the historic Mimma Testa dance school in Rome: that’s where I studied from the age of six to 20. Very few big theaters are planning the entire season. And what happened to the circuses? ».

Hopefully from the Film Fest Cry for a new Renaissance continue its path in schools, find space on TV and in streaming, you become everyone “To continue – the actress hits on her obsession – to bring to the attention of the country the importance of socially indispensable professions, which produce a very important share of the GDP, yet remain invisible, precarious, underpaid who do not know timetables, often lacking of protections and shock absorbers. Covid gave them the final thrust ».

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