Second film of the Embassy of Italy Film Series: FREE!!!
May 1, 6 pm, University of Auckland Arts 1 Building, Level 2, Room 220.
Me ne frego! (Vanni Gandolfi) (2014, 58 minutes)
(In Italian with English subtitles)
Me ne frego! recounts a little known experiment in Italian history: the Fascist regime's attempt to create a new Italian language in line with the regime's ideology. This film exposes Mussolini's language, its neologisms, the indoctrination of school children, the anti-LEI exhibiton, the birth of the dubbing industry and the repression of diversity that is the story of this failed campaign to create a new language. An informative, lively and ironic documentary based on archival images and videos.