The success of documentaries such as “Capturing the Friedmans”, “Senna” and, more recently, “Montage of Heck” has proved that home movies and archive footage are recognised as an invaluable instrument of storytelling and identification.
The home movies mark the evolution of this incredible story like chapters in a diary. Along with the trials, the demonstrations and the epidemiological studies explained in the interviews, the home footage tells us what was happening in the meantime in the Rossi’s home and in the hospital where they were fighting a possibly greater battle.
In one of the interviews, a scientist mentions the fact that, even if electromagnetic fields might have caused some cases of cancer, the risk is acceptable because the figures are “so small”. “The Invisible Word” gives these figures some faces and names.