2004年に公開された70年代末のイタリアにおける、アウトノミア運動、自由ラジオを舞台にした映画、グイド・キエーザ監督の”Lavorare Con Lentezza” (Work Slowly)にFree Media Research Lab (FMRL) 関連有志によって日本語字幕を付け、2013年7月にカルチュラルタイフーンでの日本初上映を行いました。続いて8月も、自由ラジオの伝道者、メディア批評家の粉川哲夫さんを招いて下北沢・抵抗文化専門古書 気流舎での上映＋トーク、12月には、Café★Lavanderíaで、日本版のアウトノミスト「だめ連」に関わる神長恒一さんと、字幕作成有志でもある、社会学者の毛利嘉孝さんとの上映＋トークを行いました。
The original title means “Working slowly” and cites a protest song, a popular leftist anthem in the 1970s: “Work slowly / And effortlessly / Work may hurt you / And send you to the hospital / Where there’s no bed left / And you may even die. / Work slowly / And effortlessly / Health is priceless.” (Translated by Wu Ming)
The film is set during an actual student uprising that paralysed Bologna for several days in March 1977. Several narrative threads are woven around Radio Alice, the station run by the “creative wing” (the so-called “Mao-Dadaists”) of the radical Autonomia movement. In the morning of March 11 a brawl involving radical and catholic students escalated to a full-scale riot in the university district. The Carabinieri riot squad attacked and shot down a 25-year-old student called Francesco Lorusso. As a result, thousands of students and activists stormed the centre of the town, clashing with the police and throwing molotov cocktails. On March 13 the premises of Radio Alice were invaded and vandalised by the police, the station was shut down and every member of the staff was arrested. The film tells the story mixing real anecdotes with semi-fictional characters.
Radio Alice has won several awards and prizes at movie festivals all over Europe, including the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the Best Young Actors at the 2004 Venice Film Festival and the First Prize at the 2005 Festival de Cinema Politic in Barcelona, Spain.