Bella Ciao, Song of Rebellion

The first documentary to tell the story of the roots and rise of the most popular revolutionary song in the world. Shot on location in central Italy and featuring rare archival footage and more than
20 interviews with key figures in Italy and abroad who helped make this iconic protest anthem famous around the globe.

  • Andrea Karena Vogt
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  • Andrea Karena Vogt
    Warehouse 12, The Story of Beirut Blast, Monsters of Florence
  • Paul Russell
    Warehouse 12, The Story of Beirut Blast, Monsters of Florence
  • Paul Russell
  • Tobias Jones
    Key Cast
  • Jaele Fo
    Key Cast
  • Jose Seves
    Key Cast
  • Alex Pina
    Key Cast
  • Skin Skunk Anansie
    Key Cast
  • Stefano Arighetti
    Key Cast
  • Giovanna Marini
    Key Cast
  • Cesare Bermani
    Key Cast
  • Stefano Cisco Bellotti
    Key Cast
  • Cristiano Godano
    Key Cast
  • Ruggero Giacometti
    Key Cast
  • Paolo Pietrangeli
    Key Cast
  • Paolo Orlandini
    Key Cast
  • Lutz Kirchenwitz
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon
  • Language:
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Florence Film Awards
    Winner: Best Feature Documentary
  • Barcelona International Film Festival
    Winner: Best Documentary
  • New York International Women Festival
    New York City
    United States
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Honourable Mention
Distribution Information
  • Lilium Distribution Srl
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Andrea Karena Vogt

Andrea Vogt is an independent documentary filmmaker, author and journalist who documents crime, politics and social affairs in Europe and the U.S.
She is a founding partner of Millstream Films & Media, an independent documentary film production company that has produced over 100 hours of factual content and films broadcast internationally, including on Discovery Channel, BBC, History Channel, A & E Crime and Investigation, Amazon Prime, La7, Deutsche Welle and Der Spiegel TV. She directs, produces and scripts films broadcast in top-tier global media outlets.
Fluent in English, Italian and German, she is based in Bologna, Italy.

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Director Statement

As director, I tumbled down the Bella Ciao rabbit hole for months, eagerly following the fascinating musical, cultural and political threads woven into the mysterious origins of this iconic song and its impact on social justice movements worldwide. It was a powerful and inspiring storytelling journey involving research that spanned eight decades and crisscrossed the globe. Thanks to the hard work of an incredible team of film professionals, the resulting documentary is a rich and colourful tapestry full of breathtaking locations, amazing characters, epic history and a deliciously complex story. The more energy we gave, the more this story gave back, and I feel fortunate to have helped shape an artful documentary that gives Bella Ciao the historical respect and place on the world folk pedestal that it so deserves.