Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Life after WW II and fascism is the focus of this Italian compilation documentary that examines the years of bel paese, 1945-1948. This was a time of healing and change for Italians as they faced the post-war devastation, the end of fascism, and the change in government from monarchy to democracy. The country also dealt with the split in power between the Mafia and the Catholic Church. Political parties, left, right, and in between were also battling to determine the country's new course. The film is wholly comprised of newsreels and historical footage from Instituto Luce and the Historical Archive of the Worker's Movement.