L'Orchestre Noir - Black Terrorism in Italy (F/1997)

Fabrizio Calvi / ARTE France, 2x55min

Gladio (Italian, from Latin gladius, the sword of the gladiators) is a code name denoting the clandestine "stay-behind" operation in Italy after World War II, intended to counter a Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe. The role of the CIA and NATO in sponsoring Gladio, the extent of its activities during the Cold War era, and its relationship to stay-behind operations in other European countries is the subject of ongoing debate and investigation. Italy, Switzerland and Belgium have had parliamentary inquiries into the matter.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio


The documentary film "L'Orchestre Noir" is about Gladio's activities in Italy in the 60s and 70s. From the terror attack on Piazza Fontana to many other incidents, this documentary film by Fabrizio Calvi features lots of interviews with persons involved. Produced by ARTE TV France it was first shown in 1997.



>> Mo.09.10.2006 – 8 p.m. @ Forum Stadtpark

The author and director of the film – Fabrizio Calvi – will be on location in Graz, both telling background stories about the production as well as answering questions of the audience.