This dialogue will focus on different aspects of the experience of Women in War in order to shed light on the civilian experience of war from different perspectives. Filmmakers Elizabeth Hemmerdinger and Anne De Mare will present their documentary Beyond These Walls, which tells the story of the Baronessa Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimo, as she reflects on her wartime experience as an adolescent in Milan, followed by a dialogue on the process of documentary filmmaking with selections from their filmThe Real Rosie the Riveter, featuring interviews with American women who worked in the war industries during World War II. Historian Michela Ponzani will talk about the prevalence of sexual violence towards women in World War II and Imma Vitelli, who has been covering the Middle East and Afghanistan for the last several years, will share her experience from the field and comparative reflections that draw a link with the present.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Film screening ‘Beyond these Walls’ followed by a conversation between filmmakersElizabeth Hemmerdinger and Anne De Mare with the Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimo
4:00 - 5:00 Dialogue on Documentary Filmmaking: The Revelation of Story, a discussion with award-winning filmmaker Anne de Mare about the process of documentary filmmaking and the challenges of moving from a preliminary idea to a finished documentary film with selections from the documentary film ‘The Real Rosie the Riveter’
5:00 – 6:00 Round Table on Women in War: Past and Present
Imma Vitelli, International Correspondent, Vanity Fair Italy
Michela Ponzani, German Historical Institute of Rome, Fellow Remarque Institute at NYU
Moderated by: Filmmakers Elizabeth Hemmerdinger and Anne De Mare