Valensise’s grandfather was a self-proclaimed fascist and member of Parliament. He died in 1999, when she was ten years old. Due in part to the language barrier, Valensise has yet to interview her family. She would like to explore what it was like for her father and his siblings to attend a historically left-wing high school in Rome that her grandfather had chosen for them (and why he chose that school for them). How was fascism dealt with in Italy, especially with regard to antisemitism and racism? Why was neo-fascism accepted in bourgeois circles? What parallels can be drawn with German history? Her film will attempt to answer these questions.
Livia Valensise was born in Rome in 1989 and grew up in Brussels. She has worked as a research assistant, social worker and project coordinator in various projects in the area of flight and migration, and most recently as a screenwriter.