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The Image Machine of Alfredo C. - Serving Two Masters: Mussolini’s Moviemaker and His Red Reels of Albanian Agitprop

Ed Rampell Hollywood Progressive
For almost two decades before 1939, Alfredo Cecchetti worked as a cameraman documenting the rise of the Fascist Party in Italy and its leader Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Alfredo C. helped to immortalize the great machine of the Italian Fascist Regime – both in Italy covering countless public appearances of Mussolini and after 1939, the Italian invasion of Albania, as he followed the Italian troops and then filmed the new Italian settlers. Embedded in the archive are many films that were part of the Italian Fascist propaganda machine.

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BURKINABÈ RISING: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso

iara Lee Culture of Resistance Films
Burkinabè Rising showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso, a small, landlocked country in West Africa, home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of making inspirational political change.

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The Documentary Highlighting the Real Green Book

Hannah Giorgis The Atlantic
The real 'Green Book' made Jim Crow-Era Travel safer. The documentary, which aired February 25 on the Smithsonian channel, positions Green’s ambitious project as a necessary response to white-supremacist violence—and as a community-building tool.
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