Inconsistent Memories: relationship between reality and Memory in the autobiographical documentary

The graduation film-documentary THE CHRYSALISES, autobiographical tale about Gabriele Biasi’s family, is the starting point for a reflection between reality and Memory, between autobiography and truth.
Documentary-films should not be considered as a passive look upon reality but as a universal and creative means that can show a reality, their own, that otherwise could have never existed.
As much as fictional cinema creates a tale with images, autobiographical documentary does just the same: beginning with memories that are in fact thin, confused and inconsistent, it re-creates a tale with new means; the possibility of expressions in the autobiographical documentaries are infinite, they break schemes that in fictional cinema are otherwise difficult to overcome. Is there any difference between what is real and my Memory?

«We do not remember. We rewrite memory much as history is rewritten»

Gabriele Biasi