The right to freedom of speech is an essential element to democracy. In our so-called democratic countries, is there space for a concrete exercise of such inviolable right? Or is its guarantee a utopian Constitutional ideal? In 2002, pirate local TV stations started to spread throughout Italy, as an answer to the lack of public access television and a statement against the oligarchic control over the most influential medium. INTERFERENZE explores the intriguing story of what became known as the “Telestreet Network” through the personal experience of the members of Orfeo TV, the pirate station who initiated the movement.
Part of the international series WHY DEMOCRACY?

Written and Directed by Zoe D’Amaro Produced by STEPS International in co-production with Godmother Films and ZDF
Edited by Marco Della Coletta
Animated Illustrations: Yvo Sprey