This documentary tells the story of the fascist regime attempt to “reform” the Italian language. This is the story of a little-known failed experiment. The documentary examines the words of Benito Mussolini, school-children indoctrination, and the repression of everything that was different from the fascist ideal for the "new Italian" that had to adapt to the dogma to "believe, obey, fight".
Director: Vanni Gandolfo
Italy, 2014, 58 minutes
Film in Italian with English subtitles
For the trailer, click here.
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