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We Want Roses Too (Vogliamo Anche Le Rose)
A film by Alina Marazzi
Italy, 2007, 84 minutes, Color, DVD, Italian, Subtitled (Italian)
Order No. WO949
This stunning visual masterpiece is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Italy. Acclaimed director Alina Marazzi takes viewers on a gorgeous storytelling journey through archival footage, advertisements, and colorful images juxtaposed with the true-life struggles and first person narrations of three diverse Italian women: Anita, who is struggling with an oppressive father and the strict rules of her Catholic faith; Teresa, who must resort to a heartbreaking illicit abortion; and Valentina, a militant feminist caught between love and her commitment to the movement.

The feminist slogan “We want bread, but we want roses too,” was first chanted by thousands of striking female textile workers in Massachusetts in 1912. Marazzi’s vibrant film is a celebration of women who fought for a world where both the essentials of bread and the poetry of roses have a place. The artistic and educational, personal and political converge beautifully in this fascinating film that transcends time and culture to reveal many of the universal struggles and inspirations of women’s equality.


  • International Documentary Film Festival, Amersterdam
  • International Film Festival di Locarno
  • It’s All True Int'l Doc Film Festival, Brazil
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Int'l Women's Film Festival in Seoul
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival
  • DOK.FEST München
  • Torino Film Festival
  • Filmo Int'l Women's Film Festival, Istanbul

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    "A treasure trove of perfectly chosen Italian film clips....Intelligently edited, these glimpses of the past eloquently speak for themselves. "
    Seattle Film Festival

    "Intriguing in its form, fascinating in its content... "
    Time Out London

    “Recommended. Fascinating...transcends time and culture.… From start to finish, bombards viewers with a multitude of images…the creative genius [of which] mirrors the chaos of the women’s movement.”
    Educational Media Reviewers Online

    “Provides us with a rich basis for comparison, the means to make connections across time and geography that expand our understanding of women’s struggles for both bread and roses.”
    Sara K. Gould
    President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

    “A much needed first look at the history and development of organized feminism, where issues of longtime concern to women in a church-dominated society are uncannily redolent of renewed struggles facing contemporary Western European and US feminists vis-à-vis the social conservatism fostered in recent years.”
    Terri Ginsberg

    "Through visual glimpses of everyday reality, its gendered aesthetic, and fashion, the film gives us an insight into a vernacular of the 1960s and 1970s Italian feminist revolution."
    Signs Journal of Women in Culture & Society

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