SD CINEMATOGRAFICA was formed in 1961 as a production company. Since its founding, the company has produced Films, Variety Programmes, and Science and Cultural documentaries for the Italian public broadcaster RAI and other leading international television companies. In recent years the company has focused on wildlife, Science and History documentaries with such success that it now counts National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels, TF1, ARTE, NHK, TSR, ARD/BR, PBS and ZDF, as well as RAI and Mediaset, among its clients. Many SD documentaries have won major international prizes at the world’s leading festivals, including Academy Award, Emmy and Banff nominations. Today SD Cinematografica has over 800 hours of programming to its name. [abs]







Max Serio

Picasso Film, Big Media, SD Cinematografica, Wildbear ent.

4 Eps. x 52 min.


The Church is not afraid of history.

With these words Pope Francis opened the Vatican archives on Pope Pius XII in 2019.

Millions of letters, secret dispatches, telegrams, supplications, and countless other types of documents were made public to scholars around the world for the first time.

Today, after decades, we can investigate one of the most controversial figures in contemporary history: Pope Pius XII, the Pope of Silence.

For some, he is the Pope who did not denounce Hitler s murderous madness, becoming almost his accomplice. For others, Pius XII s silence was a weapon to fight the Führer, through despatches and secret actions. Decades of bitter controversy over the actions of this Pope can now be definitively resolved.

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