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(HD, 84′ / 59′)

by Loredana Bianconi
Prod. Altara Films / CVB / Stella Films / ARTE France / Istituto Luce /
With support of CNC, Procirep, Media, CBA, CCA-FWB


In the fascist Italy of the thirties, many inhabitants of the little village of Borgo, forced by poverty or motivated by a sense of adventure, emigrated to the colonies of the “Italian Empire of Africa”.¬†They went seeking the Eldorado that fascist propaganda had promised them. Their dream was shattered after just a few years. The war and the fall of the regime led to the loss of the colonies, forcing them to return to Borgo having lost everything.¬†This epic tale is revealed in the words, the written memoirs and the hundreds of photos of a few witnesses. The story unfolds in an intimacy that reveals a long silence. A colonial adventure seen from the inside.

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OLTREMARE (Colonies Fascistes) from ALTARA FILMS on Vimeo.