1. A little preview of my Documentary

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  2. Venice, 29 January 1996, 20:58. A phonecall reaches the operating
    room of Venice Fire Dept: “we see some smoke coming through the
    Fenice”. It started like that a long night that will hardly be forgotten by
    the Venetians.
    Of that night, images of men with a heavy uniform, running through the
    calli, climbing up the roofs. Their silhouettes were standing out on the
    sea of fire coming out from the theatre walls. Today those shapes have a
    face. Men that fate brought to face each other in the disaster of the
    century. Therefore, not a documentary on the history of the Fenice, but a
    documentary on the story of the lives which that night lived some
    crucial moments: fear, defeat, difficulty, sympathy, risk. The story goes
    on through their narration, still actual, intense and exciting, and the
    catalogue of images takes life, mute images no longer. In the morning,
    all of what was left of the theatre was the main façade and the external
    walls. For the first time, thanks to the visual contribution of the Venice
    Fire Dept Documentation Centre, we can see the inside of the theatre
    still smoking.
    On the background, the city of Venice, which was stunned by the event
    and unable to react.
    The mark of that night is still visible today. Every time a fire spreads,
    the memory goes immediately back to those moments. The risk of fire is
    still high. Last year a part of the Mulino Stucky at the Giudeccca was
    destroyed. Venice risks to be scarred in its immortal beauty. The firemen
    explain why it is difficult to put out fires in Venice. From their words, a
    request: some thoughtfulness, because not always luck can be hoped for.
    Today something has been done, but is it enough to preserve the city?

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