Producing the ideal fascist landscape: nature, materiality and the cinematic representation of land reclamation in the Pontine Marshes

@article{Caprotti2008ProducingTI,
  title={Producing the ideal fascist landscape: nature, materiality and the cinematic representation of land reclamation in the Pontine Marshes},
  author={Federico Caprotti and Maria Ka{\"i}ka},
  journal={Social & Cultural Geography},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={613 - 634}
}
  • Federico Caprotti, Maria Kaïka
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Social & Cultural Geography
  • Using previously unpublished material from the L'Unione Cinematografica Educativa (LUCE) archive and the Central State Archive in Rome, this article examines how film-making became part and parcel of the process of ‘taming’ nature in the Pontine Marshes under Mussolini's regime. Fascist authorities perceived the undisciplined and unproductive nature of the ‘death-inducing’ swamps as something that had to be extinguished from the face of Italy, to make way for an ideal fascist nature that would… CONTINUE READING
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