Translating Miss Fallaci: Bringing an Iconic Figure to the World Stage
Sep 19, 2023
I am absolutely thrilled to share a recent and truly exhilarating project that has allowed me to contribute to the expansion of Italian culture and to shed light on an unjustly lesser-known figure – the legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. As a translator deeply passionate about cultural exchange through language, this opportunity has been nothing short of extraordinary.
“Miss Fallaci” is a forthcoming Italian television series produced by Minerva Pictures and Paramount+, featuring the brilliant Miriam Leone in the role of Oriana Fallaci. With production led by Santo Versace and Gianluca Curti, in association with RedString, “Miss Fallaci” brings together a team of industry professionals committed to delivering a high-quality, culturally resonant series. I am especially grateful to Minerva Pictures for valuing the work of translators and recognizing the importance of including them in the credits.
This project has been a remarkable adventure on numerous levels. Beyond merely translating words, it has been about capturing the very essence of Oriana Fallaci’s fearless journalism and storytelling. It’s about ensuring that her profound impact on Italian culture and the world at large is both preserved and amplified.
Oriana Fallaci, a renowned journalist and author, is a figure whose significance deserves greater recognition on the global stage. Through her words, she challenged conventions, fearlessly interviewed world leaders, and tackled complex social issues. Her unique perspective and unapologetic approach to storytelling are a testament to the power of journalism as a force for change.
Translating “Miss Fallaci” has given me the opportunity to introduce Oriana Fallaci and her work to a broader audience. It’s about making her legacy accessible to those who may not have had the privilege of discovering her before. It’s a chance to ensure that her influence continues to shape and inspire generations to come.
As a translator, I am deeply committed to fostering cross-cultural understanding and promoting the appreciation of Italian culture. This project perfectly aligns with those goals. It’s a reminder that translation is not just about words; it’s about building bridges between cultures and bringing hidden gems to light.
Stay tuned for “Miss Fallaci” on Paramount+ – I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this remarkable series and the extraordinary life of Oriana Fallaci!