In the presence of the director
What is the role of Predappio in Italy’s collective conscience today? Why is Benito Mussolini’s birth- place still a place for nostalgic visits and rituals that would be unthinkable elsewhere? The film strives to examine the first city of the new Fascism, created by the Duce as far back as 1925. Often “granitic” visions emerge, which this film investigates through the contemplations of two exception- al witnesses, historians Pierre Sorlin and David Forgacs.