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A Trial for Rape

Un processo per stupro

Italy, 1979
Documentary, TV Movie


18-year-old Fiorella has reported four men to the police for rape. A women’s collective from Rome uses video cameras to film what happens in the courtroom. The camera picks out how a wall of male complicity forms and how Fiorella shifts from being the accuser to the accused.

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A Trial for Rape Directed by Maria Grazia Belmonti, Anna Carini, Paola De Martiis ...

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  • lou.'s rating of the film A Trial for Rape

    An incredibly shocking documentary, if you think that was the very first time a film such this one was shown on the Italian public TV, right after the evening news. Attorney TinaBassi was a real kick-ass legal feminist activist: here she comments cruel images, showing how verbal abuse is the most violent shaming for the victim. Brutality isn't just sexual but refers to every case the strongest humiliates the weakest.

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