STONEBREAKERS

2022 / 70’



“Stonebreakers” chronicles the conflicts around monuments that arose in the United States during the George Floyd protests and the 2020 presidential election. As statues of Columbus, Confederates and Founding Fathers fall from their pedestals, the nation’s triumphalist myths are called into question. By exploring the shifting landscapes of American monumentality, the film interrogates the link between history and political action in a nation that must confront its past now more urgently than ever.


FESTIVALS

Festival dei Popoli
Florence, Italy
> Winner, “Imperdibili” Award
> Winner, MYmovies.it Audience Award
> Winner, Special Mention, Best Italian documentary


SPECIAL SCREENINGS


Rome, Italy
Cinema Troisi / Nov. 21, 2022 / 7pm
Followed by a Q&A with director Valerio Ciriaci, producer Isaak Liptzin,
Prof. Giulia Grechi (Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli),
Kwanza Musi Dos Santos (QuestaèRoma),
Sergio Cararo (Contropiano.org)


Rome, Italy
The British School at Rome / Nov. 22, 2022 / 6pm
Followed by a Q&A with director Valerio Ciriaci, Prof. Marla Stone (Occidental College), Luca Peretti (BSR, University of Warwick)



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PRESS INFO & MATERIALS


TEAM

Director: Valerio Ciriaci
Producer/Cinematographer: Isaak Liptzin
Producer: Curtis Caesar John
Editor/Co-Producer: Andrea Fumagalli
Composer: Francesco Venturi


PRESENTED AT

Mercato Internazionale Audivisivo (MIA)  /  Italy
DOC NYC Only in New York  /  USA
Southern Producers Lab / USA


DISTRIBUTED BY

Grasshopper Film (North America)