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12 episodes x 30 mins

Black & White - Betacam SP/PAL with M&E and Italian Tracks

A powerful video anthology featuring 100 years of Italian history. Originally edited with a mixture of historical and modern footage, the series presents the most impressive Italian events from the end of the 19th Century to current events. politics, discoveries, sport, fashion, news. The series combines rare spectacular sequences and an accurate commentary to relive events of the past and present.

Each episode is in itself complete and represents a specific period of time.

Episode 1 - The Birth of a Nation

Foreign policy, the economy and the society at the end of the 19th Century. The Triple Alliance and the Italian colonial policy. 

Episode 2 - A New Century

At the dawn of the 20th Century Italy faces a period of economic crisis and social riots. On July29, 1900 the King, Umberto I is killed by the anarchic Bresci.

Episode 3 - The Belle Époque

Giolotti and the Italian conquest of Libya. The outbreak of the First World War marks the end of the "Belle Époque".

Episode 4 - Italy In The First World War

On May 24, 1915 Italy goes to war. Spectacular and rare footage presents the most important phases of the war.

Episode 5 - The Fascism Era

The Italian crisis and Mussolini’s rise to power on October 28, 1922. A comprehensive review of the Fascism regime.

Episode 6 - Conquests and Discoveries

The most important Italian scientific discoveries: Guglielmo Marconi clears the path for the development of communications. In the world of sport the Italian performances are to be greatly admired.

Episode 7 - The Winds of War

The Social and economic reforms during the Fascism era. The Colonial Expansion policy and the alliance with Hitler.

Episode 8 - Italy in the Second World War

The outbreak of the Second World War and the victory of the Allied Forces.

Episode 9 - The Recovery

The post-war years and the reconstruction. A period of political instability and economic difficulties.

Episode 10 - The Economic Miracle

The second half of the 50’s: the "economic miracle" during the years of the "Dolce Vita".

Episode 11 - The Terrorism Threat

The plague of terrorism when criminal groups tried to hit the heart of the nation and to cause distrust in all existing institutions. A period of violence and brutal crimes.

Episode 12 - 2000 Eve

The 80’s: a brilliant decade in spite of the financial crisis and the recrudescence of terrorism. Italy is amongst the 7 most industrialised countries.