"If Only I Were That Warrior" is a feature documentary film focusing on the Italian occupation of Ethiopia in 1935. Following the recent construction of a monument dedicated to Fascist general Rodolfo Graziani, the film addresses the unpunished war crimes he and others committed in the name of Mussolini’s imperial ambitions. The stories of three characters, filmed in present day Ethiopia, Italy and the United States, take the audience on a journey through the living memories and the tangible remains of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia — a journey that crosses generations and continents to today, where this often overlooked legacy still ties the fates of two nations and their people.
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Runtime: 72 min.
Genres: Documentary, History, Independent, Africa, History (World), Politics
Subtitles / Closed Captioning: English subtitles
Festivals and Awards
Festivals: Festival dei Popoli, African Diaspora International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Addis International Film Festival, Africa World Film Festival, Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis-St. Paul
Awards: “Imperdibili" (unmissable) award for Best Italian documentary feature at Festival dei Popoli
Italian Golden Globe Best Documentary 2016