“Today is a victory, there is still light in this country”
“Today represents just justice. These people have found just women and men, they have allowed a man his age to end his career with an acquittal after so many years of having a cross on his shoulders. For me and for the my children today is a victory”. Ambrogio Crespi told Adnkronos, thus commenting on the acquittal in Cassation of generals Mario Mori and Antonio Subranni and the former Ros Giuseppe De Donno in the trial on the alleged negotiation between the state and the mafia “for not having committed the crime”.
The director, who directed the docu-film ‘General Mori – An Italy with its head held high’ recounting the Italian history of the last fifty years through the eyes of Mori, a man who lived it as a protagonist, can hardly hold back his joy: “Now I go home and tell my children that today there is just justice, and there is still a little light in this country,” says Crespi. He explains: “When I decided to make the docu-film telling the story of these men, and the cross-section of 50 years they represent, it was because I knew that General Mori is a man who is a symbol and it was important to tell him. I have always believed”. Shooting the film “took me right in the chest -adds the director- Because these are people who fought. And when they were convicted it was a hard blow for me”.
The Milanese director, who had been definitively sentenced for external competition in a mafia association and released thanks to the intervention of President Mattarella, then makes a personal nod: “Despite my personal story, I still believe in justice today. Even when I was definitively convicted, I never lost trust. I didn’t get acquittal but I had the President of the Republic who gave me a pardon, even if partial, giving me the chance to live a better life compared to what they did to me. I believed all the way and I received too. I expected a different path, it’s true, but trust is never lost”.
Because, explains Crespi to Adnkronos, “if we go against justice we do crime a favor. We must go against the wrong men, but not against justice. There are wrong people and right people, but we must always respect the Arma , the judiciary and everything that represents legality. If we don’t defend it, we are doing crime and the mafia a favor”, he concludes.