the story of an idea that became a community
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There is still a lot of prejudice towards women who choose not to have children, despite the fact that in Italy they are increasingly numerous.
Lunàdigas was conceived to give them a voice.
The authors and directors, Nicoletta Nesler e Marilisa Piga ,chose it as the title of their work, due to the lack of an equally incisive term in Italian, which instead only describes women who do not wish to reproduce in negative terms: “childless”, “non-mothers”.
Lunàdigas on the other hand is a word that, with a touch of humour, affirms and confirms the existence and identity of those women who feel complete without having produced any offspring, challenging stereotypes, clichés and feelings of guilt.
In the beginning was the web documentary, published online in 2015 after years of work, with the testimony of well-known and unknown lunàdigasof all ages and origins. In 2016 this material was turned into a film, which continues to do the rounds of cinemas and film festivals, both in Italy and abroad, gathering acknowledgements and accolades.