Littoria

by Raffaello Matarazzo Documentary Italia 1933 11'

The subject of this documentary is the foundation of Littoria ... named Latina after 1945 -, one of the new towns sprung up in marshland after Agro pontino's reclamation. The first part, Palude, shows us a stretch of water surrounded by small straw huts. The second part, Bonifica, illustrates the land's reclamation works, the plowing, and finally the construction of the town. Houses and public buildings appear only later, while signs indicate the division into different areas. Children are busy playing, women bake bread: It's the beginning of a new city: Littoria. Over house-roofs, fountains, barracks, the post-office and many other building is the symbol of the Fascist party: the fasces of Roman lictors.

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