25th April becomes a marathon of song, music and stories to make sure we don’t forget.

Publication date: 25 April 2020

Liberation Day 2020 is a long online marathon with over 200 pieces of content including films, music and stories, 70 cultural organisations involved and over 300 guests including writers, sociologists, historians, actors and political scientists.

From 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, citizens are invited to take part in the events planned for Saturday, 25th April, at www.comune.torino.itwww.cr.piemonte.itwww.lastampa.it in the dedicated section. The event can be viewed on social media using the hashtag #Torino25aprile.

Multiple voices, memories and reflections will punctuate the day with anecdotes and stories about the significance of 25th April and its legacy, with contributions from Alessandro Barbero, Lucio Levi, Gianni Oliva, Mirco Carrattieri, Gustavo Zagrebelsky and the participation of historians and experts from Polo del ‘900 and partner organisations including Barbara Berruti, Angelo D’Orsi, Marcella Filippa, Giovanni De Luna, Luca Rolandi, Luciano Boccalatte, Diego Guzzi, Roberto Mastroianni and Carlo Greppi. There will be speeches by the people involved in the Liberation, including Bruno Segre, on the subject of the resistance to neofascism and the coronavirus, and Maria Grazia Sestero with an invitation to take part in the #bellaciaoinognicasa flash mob from your balcony to bring the whole of Italy together (3.00 pm).

Thanks to a collaboration with film archives – including the Historical Archive of the City of Turin and the National Cinema Archive of the Resistance – previously unseen footage will be shown with images of the liberation in Turin, Piedmont and Italy. The event will include many readings of the words of writers from the past to help us with the present.

At 2.30 pm, the virtual town square will expand with a live link to 25 aprile 2020 #iorestolibero, an initiative launched by Carlo Petrini.

The Liberation Day 2020 celebration has been organised by the City of Turin with Polo del ‘900, the Museum of the Resistance, the City Libraries of Turin, the Resistance and Constitution Committee of the Regional Council, with the technical collaboration of Consorzio TOP-IX; the RAI’s Production Centre’s media partner in Turin, TGR and La Stampa.

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