Former black terrorist Tuti: “I won’t be at the TFF for my documentary”

The founder of the National Revolutionary Front: “No response from prison to my request.

“From prison they didn’t respond to my request. In normal conditions we say ‘those who remain silent consent’, but for us prisoners, silence is a denial”. Like this Mario Tuti, former terrorist of the National Revolutionary Front, comments to Adnkronos on his non-participation in the Turin Film Festival where, yesterday evening, the former black terrorist was supposed to take part in the presentation of the feature film ‘Body of the Days’, Shortlisted for the ‘Best Documentary’ category, the official premiere of which is scheduled for tonight.

Tuti should have been present at the Turin Film Festival for having participated in the film as a witness of those years. “The curious thing – he explains – is that two or three days ago the owner of the hotel in Turin where I thought I was staying called me, asking me what time I wanted to arrive. I asked the reason for that question, and they replied that they were the carabinieri went to remind them that when I arrived I would have to go to them. So the carabinieri were waiting for me, but the prison did not give any response and I was unable to move”.

75 years old, founder of the National Revolutionary Front, sentenced to two life sentences, plus 14 years for leading the revolt in Porto Azzurro in 1987, today Tuti is in semi-freedom, and he explains to Adnkronos: “I cannot say with certainty that it is a voluntary refusal, because there it was silence, it cannot be ruled out that it is just a matter of bureaucracy, that the matter remained firm at the court clerk’s office. They told me that they were unable to contact the clerk’s office”. But “this is precisely the characteristic of prison -explains the ex-terrorist- What really makes it a prison is not that there are thick walls, it’s that nothing can be foreseen in prisonno plan can be made, we are subject to the unpredictable, because it is something that displaces, which does not give security, and a person cannot even predict the next day of his life”.

In any case, concludes Tuti, “if it had been a voluntary refusal, there would be a heterogeneity of ends: if authorization to go to the festival had arrived, our feature film would have been a feature film like any other. The fact that this in a certain sense has been censored, it will guarantee us greater visibility in the press“. The title of the documentary “is taken from a poem of mine, ‘Corpo dei giorni'”, reveals Tuti. Who glosses: “My participation in the documentary is like a stone, thrown to try to move something about prison reality. At least to try.”