24 Ottobre – Giornata Nazionale dello Spettacolo
Italy celebrates the first National Day of Entertainment. Thanks to the recent go-ahead from Parliament, starting this year every 24 October will take place events aimed at promoting the show in all its forms. The date chosen in the law unanimously approved by the Chamber and Senate is not a coincidence: in fact, on 24 October 2020, due to Covid, a decree of the President of the Council of Ministers sanctioned the total closure of cinemas and theaters. The initiatives planned throughout the country on the National Day of Entertainment will contribute to relaunch the sector, supporting the activity of operators and workers in the sector and favoring an opportunity of great variety and richness in the offer for all those who, in the period of pandemic, have seen the possibility of accessing all forms of entertainment substantially eliminated. Everything was born from the idea of a group of artists, technicians and workers with the staging of the event Cry for a new Renaissance, to give visibility to the problems of all entertainment workers: a slice of truth, of commitment, of effort and risk, aimed at explaining what meticulous organization is hidden behind each professional of the show business. From that event, the homonymous documentary was made, directed by Elena Sofia Ricci, Elisa Barrucchieri and Stefano Mainetti, which saw the participation of all categories of entertainment workers and which was presented for the first time at the public on October 23 at the Rome Film Fest and aired the next day on the Speciale TG1. The documentary received the Special Mention at the Nastri d’Argento 2022.