Sunday, April 26, 2015

Me ne Frego! Second Film of the Embassy of Italy Film Series - 1 May 2015


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. 

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