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Inconscio Italiano is an essay film which moves from the dramatic experience of the Ethiopian occupation to reflections on the very origins of Italian identity. Divided into two parts, the film gives voice to six intellectuals: historians Angelo del Boca and Lucia Ceci, anthropologists Iain Chambers and Michela Fusaschi and philosophers Alberto Burgio and Ida Dominijanni. Each speaker analyses Fascist Italy’s colonial past, slipping into reflections on current-day Italy. Then the screen opens onto an editing suite which investigates, as it destructures the idea of the regime’s propaganda documentaries, into that which remained veiled in those images, and delves into the visible and the invisible and, once again, into the subconscious.