Non dite che siamo pochi
a cura di Renata Ferri
Non dite che siamo pochi (“Do Not Say We Are Just a Few”) started when I met MB.
We met by chance in 2016 during a seasonal job in the countryside surrounding Lyon.
MB is an anti-authoritarian of Italian origin.
He had been a militant for a long time.
It’s difficult to reduce him to classic categories of rebel, antagonist or subversive: he might simply be an enemy of any given authority who, through a series of practices, has found a way to turn his ideals of justice and freedom into reality.
Over a period of about a decade, from the mid-90s onwards, MB produced and collected an extraordinary amount of material – images, objects and documents – proofs of his travels and experiences of fight in various parts of Europe.
I recovered part of MB’s archive some months after our encounter, just before losing track of him. This archive has been reorganized according to semi-philological criteria, starting from the little information it offers and mostly basing myself on MB’s stories.
Because of this, Non dite che siamo pochi can not be considered a testimony, nor a reliable reconstruction of real events.
Perhaps it is only a story that starts from real documents and offers a highly questionable interpretation.