Annalisa is a London based Italian film director, journalist and writer. Her 2012 documentary, Girlfriend in A Coma, co-written with Bill Emmott, was acclaimed as one of the sharpest analysis of the decline of modern-day Italy, and was nominated for an Italian Golden Globe (Best Documentary) and for a CinEuphoria Award (Best Documentary). The Great European Disaster Movie (2015) is her latest film, again in collaboration with Bill Emmott, with whom she set up the "Wake Up Foundation", an educational charity aimed at spreading understanding about the fundamental values of liberal democratic societies and the threats posed to them.

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Wake Up Europe is a campaign brought to you by the Wake Up Foundation. It was sparked by the themes explored in The Great European Disaster Movie by Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott.

We believe in the values that inspired the European project but that this project isn't working. Europe is sleep-walking towards disaster. We must wake up Europe so that we can save Europe from itself.

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