Movie: The Road To Reconciliation

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Plot: The Via della Conciliazione with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background is one of Rome’s most famous images. But few realize that this street has not always been there and, in fact, it should not be there. Michelangelo, who designed the dome of St. Peter’s, and Bernini, the colonnade’s architect, had envisioned a surprise effect on pilgrims emerging onto St. Peter’s Square from the labyrinthine streets of the adjacent neighborhood.
The situation changed only in the 1930s when Benito Mussolini forged a treaty with the Holy See, leading to the birth of the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world. To commemorate the reconciliation between the Italian State and the Holy See, the Via della Conciliazione was created.
Using archival film and interviews with the last living eyewitnesses, this film relates the story of an architectural project that had enormous impact on the history, religion and lives of the people of Rome.

Directors: Raffaele Brunetti e Piergiorgio Curzi
Cast: Principe Sforza Ruspoli, Franco Ferrarotti, David Kertzer, Padre Bernard Ardura, Paolo Portoghesi, Gianni Gai, Anna Baldi, Frano Andreoli
Year: 2016
Length: 52 min.
Genre: Documentary
Rating: USA: no rating

Times: St. Louis: April 22, 6:30 p.m.
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium
Lab Sciences 300,
Washington University
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By: Ciao St Louis

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