Digital gleaning, feminist futures: Around Alina Marazzi’s Un’ora sola ti vorrei (for one more hour with you) (2002)

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Abstract

This article situates Alina Marazzi’s Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For One More Hour with You) (2002) within the context of a larger preoccupation with memory and the archive in contemporary global media activism. Whereas Emma Wilson and Sara Filippelli have dwelled on the private dimension of the film, I argue that its labour of ‘digital gleaning’ - like Agnès Varda’s - seeks to save from decay, and allow to ripen, a past of feminist struggles. Taking up Millicent Marcus’s commitment to read together for film form and film politics, I focus on Marazzi’s use of editing and show how in this case montage is meant to assemble a new experience of national history. Through a comparative analysis of For One More Hour with You and Cecilia Mangini’s Essere donne (‘Being women’) (1964), I conclude that the peculiar interest of Marazzi’s film lies in the way it twins the history of the moving images and the trajectory of Italian society, conjuring in this way a different future for the nation and its cinema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-265
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Archives
  • Digital cinema
  • Feminism
  • Film history
  • Home movies
  • Montage
  • Recycled cinema
  • Trash

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