In the current economic and political context dominated by states of crisis, of emergency and of exception, violence has become a pervasive phenomenon that has global effects at individual, community and environmental level. It has become part of our daily lives to such an extent, that its subtle mechanisms affecting freedom, personal and collective histories, and our living conditions are ideologically justified. Rationalized violence seems to be the “poisonous truth” of the “civilized” human condition, and its inscriptions on human and non-human bodies, a testimony which can be given voice, or can be silenced in literary, media and cinematic representations.