Publication accompanying the eponymous film by Danilo Correale, They Will Say I Killed Them is an investigation on Italian film projects that were aborted due to censorship, from the 1950s to the 80s.
They Will Say I Killed Them is the result of a one-year research marked by visits to public film archives, private foundations, and meetings with important testimonies of Italian cinema. The aim was to conduct an in-depth investigation on those Italian movies—from the 1950s to the 80s—that due to censorship have been left on the shelf in the form of a screenplay, or filed away in the directors' mind, and never became a film. They Will Say I Killed Them is a book that accompanies the homonymous movie by Danilo Correale, in an attempt to reconstruct fragments, raise new questions, and investigate themes and taboos that have been somehow buried in this hidden and forgotten history of Italian cinema, such as European colonialism, feminism, terrorism, resistance, as well as issues of class and religion.
Danilo Correale (born 1982 in Naples, lives and works in Naples and New York) is an artist and researcher. In his work he analyzes aspects of human life, such as labor-leisure, and sleep under the lenses of time and body. Danilo Correale received his MFA in Visual art and Curatorial Studies from NABA, Milano, Italy, and has been awarded by a Research Affiliate Fellowship at Columbia University, New York, in 2017. He has been part of Skowhegan, school of painting and sculpture among many other residency and grant program in Europe and USA.