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Laura Stanganini Docente di lingua inglese LICEO SCIENZE UMANE “G. Da Castiglione”  Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo)

Rossella Montella Docente di Danza Contemporanea LICEO COREUTICO NICCOLINI PALI Livorno

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Annalisa, Lorenzo,


Roberta, Desirèe

le ragazze e i ragazzi della classe 4S del LICEO SCIENZE UMANE “ G. Da Castiglione”  Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo), che attraverso i loro testi hanno dato voce a una sensibilità nuova, coraggiosa e critica che dobbiamo imparare ad ascoltare ....

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Vittoria C. Giulia A. Sara F. Cristina A. Lisa P. Aurora A. Matilde B. P.

Beatrice R. Marzia M. Stefano C. Michela B. Giulia G. Nicole R.

Marta G. Anna B. Caterina P. Beatrice R. Sara d. S. Chiara N. Gionata S.

le ragazze e i ragazzi delle Classi IV e V del LICEO COREUTICO NICCOLINI PALI Livorno che con le loro immagini hanno testimoniato, con creatività, poesia e determinazione, il loro sguardo in difesa delle donne e della loro libertà

"OTETOMAN #TRAME DI DONNE" incontra il Liceo G. Da Castiglione

In occasione del 25 novembre Giornata Internazionale per l’eliminazione della violenza contro le donne:

Nella convinzione che attraverso una realizzazione creativa si possano veicolare messaggi importanti in maniera “leggera”, ma emotivamente più incisiva, ho proposto alla classe 4S la visione del video-progetto "OTETOMAN #TRAME DI DONNE"  (https://vimeo.com/483464394), per riflettere sulla Giornata per l’eliminazione della violenza contro le donne. Il video, ideato da Michela Caccavale dell’Associazione culturale Le stanze del Sé di Rosignano Solvay (LI), da anni impegnata nella diffusione delle Artiterapie, nella promozione della solidarietà sociale, civile e culturale, è stato realizzato con i contributi filmati inviati da donne che hanno voluto raccontare il loro essere donna attraverso azioni quotidiane, ma anche artistiche e creative (la danza, il gesto, il disegno). Ad accompagnare la sequenza delle immagini il brano Ain’t got no… di Nina Simone, talentuosa artista ma anche testimone autorevole per la sua storia di donna e il suo impegno civile.

L’efficace narrazione delle immagini, l’accessibilità linguistica del brano, ben si prestavano ad avviare un confronto sul tema della violenza contro le donne, tanto più in considerazione dell’indirizzo studi, il Liceo delle Scienze Umane, che proprio nel triennio affronta temi quali i diritti civili e umani.  La 4S, classe vivace e curiosa, ha ben accolto questa proposta didattica e di impegno civile che ha portato a uno scambio di opinioni riguardo alla realizzazione del video, al brano musicale nonché al messaggio trasmesso. Di seguito si riportano gli elaborati degli alunni che si sono distinti per impegno e originalità delle osservazioni. 

Laura Stanganini

Docente di lingua inglese

Liceo Scienze Umane “G. Da Castiglione”

Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo)

Student comments

Vittoria C.


“The song and video create a perfect mix to send such a strong message”

Link: https://vimeo.com/483464394

The song is an anthem against violence, all forms of violence. It was written at the time when the Vietnam War provoked the reaction of young Americans, who claimed their right to decide for their lives. This message against violence is still relevant today. The song written by a woman can help all women to define their identity. I agree with this message, because in my opinion a woman must be herself no matter what others think. 

In Nina Simone’s career there are various stages: from the fight against violence against women, to the defense of human rights. Her songs are often quoted, not only in music history but also in films dealing with social issues.

The affirmation of the woman as a person, owner of her body, of her feelings and the only one responsible for her actions is the main topic of the song "Ain’t Got No, I Got Life", which acts as a soundtrack to the video "OTETOMAN #TRAME DI DONNE".

This short film relies on images of women, who perform various activities, from ordinary ones to those requiring greater professionalism, with the aim of explaining visually the concept that each of these women is a person, with her own characteristics.

The only written words that appear in the video are the names of women who have distinguished themselves in history, not only for their extraordinary talent, but also for being able to arise in a society that recognizes above all the value of man.

From Hypatia, a symbol of the era of the library of Alexandria, which lost her life to defend her autonomy, to Artemisia Gentileschi, emblem of the female ability to make art in a period in which only male authors were appreciated, passing through Indira Gandhi’s fighting force, up to the Franca Rame’s civil commitment: she made her life an example of strength and reaction, despite paying for political and social positions even suffering acts of violence.

Any initiative that manages to arouse interest and draw attention to the problem of the integration of women into society is certainly to be welcomed.

In 2020, I believe that this kind of awareness-raising should be superfluous, because many women are now part of the world of work and manage to affirm their professionalism in every field, however it is still difficult. A woman is expected to be able to combine family and work commitments: often she is paid less than a man and has less consideration.

Giulia A.


It is a beautiful video, very strong and gentle at the same time, because it talks about women who suffer violence, and it talks about the rights that they do not have. I think that violence is a very bad thing on any male or female person, and also on any animal, especially on weaker people or animals, because in that case you are not a strong person but a coward. The best thing to do when a woman suffers violence (because women suffer much more violence than men) is to call for help, and avoid saying nothing and being silent.

Lisa P.

Aurora A.

Sara F.

Cristiana A.

despite the evolution of our society. Today, violence is fashionable and, therefore, speaking against it requires courage. Not only the courage to talk but also to act consistently. Moreover, in my opinion it is not a quite easy subject to deal with, not only because it is sensitive, but in general people only dwell on the tip of the iceberg. I think it is even harder for the person who is suffering the violence... and it is even harder to find the courage to turn to someone. Very often, violence is described superficially, only with physical and sexual violence, but actually the problem is much more rooted.  I suppose, the video wants to demonstrate through its images: power, strength, carefreeness, sincerity, beauty but above all the freedom that women have and must have.  I appreciated the musical choice; Nina Simone is a great author and honestly, I think this song is perfect. The song and video create a perfect mix to send such a strong message.

Matilde B.P.

Beatrice R.

Marzia M..

Stefano C.


From my point of view, this video is intended to lead to others the fact that, violence against women, in addition to being an act devoid of any dignity, is a very present and still current social problem,

The soundtrack is by Nina Simone, who fought in a society like that of the USA, that denied African Americans dignity, equality and even the means to conquer it. Nina Simone, thanks to the help of other women, contributed greatly to a slow and difficult process of emancipation.

With her song "Ain't got no - i got life", together with the images in the video she transmits in my opinion an important act that women make towards other women, to help them to realize how much they are worth, since women very often forget it and let themselves be overwhelmed. On the contrary women are so strong that they are able to react with dignity and silence to real injustices and violence in all areas: not only within the family but also to violence and gender disparities in the workplace as well as in the most demanding professions, where more physical strength is needed, for example dance, as we can see in this video.

Furthermore, all the women who are mentioned with their mouths and red lipstick are women who have been victims of violence worldwide, both physical and psychological. The consequences of violence can determine for the most sensitive women isolation or inability to work …

In my opinion, these women teach us to be very proud, strong and to have dignity as well as to rebel against executioners of violence.

Women have to face challenges in every sphere in the course of their life, but they are all challenges that women with their strength are able to face.  WE WOMEN ARE STRONG!

Marzia M.

Michela B.

Giulia G.

The Otetoman is a fantastic video project aimed at raising public awareness of one of the most devastating violations of human rights: to help women who suffer violence, both in the workplace and in the family ... and to support us all, one with the other, especially on the occasion of November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, established by the United Nations General Assembly,


I think this video has a very deep meaning and in particular I’ve noticed three things:

• First, there are red shoes and clothes with which women are dressed: these represent the symbol of the fight against violence against women. Shoes have always been what a woman shows off with joy and desire to live, but they are dyed red, like the color of blood and death.

• In this video we see all women who dance and have fun, like butterflies, but if they do not have the strength to react to violence they remain locked in a cage, destined to die.

• The hands that we see since the beginning, in my opinion, have a story behind them, that of the relationship between a man and a woman. At first the woman sees herself protected near him but then there is a moment of violence in which the man mistreats her, then everything goes quiet until the violence is repeated, and so on.

I like the song a lot, even if it’s not very suitable for this video; because the video makes me think about violence against women, while the song makes me think that we spend most of our lives complaining about everything we think we don’t have, and we want everything other people have. We don’t realize that instead we are very lucky and we have the most important things: we have ourselves, we have life and we have all those things that seem normal to us, but in reality they are fundamental. There are people who haven’t been given the same opportunity as us. Only when we miss something, can we understand how important it was: when we see people who lack sight or a part of their body then we feel really lucky.

"OTETOMAN #TRAME DI DONNE" incontra il Liceo Coreutico Niccolini Palli

In occasione del 25 novembre Giornata Internazionale per l’eliminazione della violenza contro le donne:

“Durante questo periodo di distanze obbligate ogni spunto per la creatività ha dato ossigeno ai nostri ragazzi.
Io sono una docente del liceo Coreutico di Livorno e ho proposto questo " esperimento " ai ragazzi durante la lezione di danza contemporanea e laboratorio coreografico.

Finita la lezione pratica, abbiamo parlato insieme del progetto.:
- Prof ma come e dove cerchiamo ?
- Collegatevi con il mondo attraverso il cuore e cercate tra le mura di casa il modo per rendere visibile i vostri pensieri.
- Prof e noi ragazzi ?
- Non c'è nulla che vorreste dire alle vostre mamme? alle vostre sorelle ? Alla parte femminile che è racchiusa dentro ognuno di voi ?
Ed ecco che hanno scavato e trovato, riuscendo per un attimo a colmare queste enormi distanze. Grazie per averci regalato questa possibilità”

Rossella Montella

Docente di Danza Contemporanea

Liceo Coreutico Niccolini Palli Livorno

Nicole R.

Marta G.

Anna B.

Caterina P.

Beatrice R.

Sara d.S.

Gionata S.

Chiara N.