The Craxi government and the death of Berlinguer
Collection titleLa Storia siamo noi
First broadcast date06/11/2009
AbstractDocumentary about the great political figure of Enrico Berlinguer, leader of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 1972 to 1984. Commentary on the human, political and intellectual journey of Berlinguer and on his relationship with socialist leader Bettino Craxi during the years 1983 and 1984. Alfredo Reichlin, member of the Communist Party' direction, the historian Luciano Cafagna and Alberto Menichelli, Berlinguer's personal chauffeur, are interviewed and tell their memories of his last years and of the reaction of the italian people to the announcement of his death. Stock footage of Berlinguer during events of PCI and PSI congresses ; interview from the Tv program "Mixer" of 1983/04/27. Political leaders attending at Berlinguer funerals after his sudden death on june 11th 1984.
- RAI - Own production
BroadcasterRAI - RAI Uno
- Berlinguer Enrico
Primary themeContemporary historical challenges 19th-20th c.
Credits / Cast
- Lodoli Federico - Author of original work
- Reichlin Alfredo - Participant
- Cafagna Luciano - Participant
Period of events
- Italy - Centre - Rome
Media running time9m41
Additional informationStock footage of Berlinguer during events of PCI and PSI congresses.
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