The Resource Alfredo's fire, directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, (electronic resource)

Alfredo's fire, directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
Alfredo's fire
Title
Alfredo's fire
Statement of responsibility
directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson
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Subject
Summary
On January 13, 1998 Alfredo Ormando, a closeted gay writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, the only time such a protest had taken place on Vatican soil. Despite the attempt by some in the gay community to frame the event as the spark of the "Italian Stonewall," Alfredo's gesture quickly faded into obscurity. Shaped by Alfredo's own writings, as well as rich cinematography and provocative interviews with family, friends and intimate companions, the film reveals Alfredo's deep interior longing and struggle. Growing up in the religious and traditional milieu of small-town Sicily, Alfredo sought liberation and self-expression through his copious writings. But the weight of Sicilian values of silence, patriarchy, honor and vengeance pushed him down and gradually extinguished his spirit. Even Alfredo's attempt to redeem himself by joining a monastery was met with a sense of failure. It became more and more clear to Alfredo that there was only one way "out" only one way to be close to God. Alfredo's eventual fire in St. Peter's Square - a trajectory that seems pre-ordained - becomes a Rashomon like event, as the Church, the press and the gay community scurry to pin meaning on the dramatic and iconic gesture: the act of a madman, misfit, or martyr. In the end, what really is the fire that consumed Alfredo and how deep are its shadows? How can we integrate the inheritance of oppression or repression into a life fully lived? Today, as the Church reels from scandal and ponders new directions, the time is ripe for dialogue aimed at building more open and inclusive institutions of faith, in the hope that no more lives are extinguished by the effects of religious intolerance or the need to hide who we are
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Open Eye Pictures in 2014
Language note
In English
Runtime
39
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Alfredo's fire, directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, (electronic resource)
Label
Alfredo's fire, directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/121552
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Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1121551
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1121551
  • (CaAE) kan1121551
  • (OCoLC)922560356
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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