Room 1
In the aftermath of the war, there were essentially three types of issues that troubled the censors. On the one hand, there was the debate of “washing one’s dirty linen in public”, the attention paid to social issues that, at times, seemed too politically motivated. On the other, there was the spectre of Fascism, an uncomfortable truth in a not too distant past, which caused the censors to rear their heads in the face of films like Anni difficili (Difficult Years) by Luigi Zampa or the documentary Tragica alba a Dongo. There was also concern for maintaining a positive image of the forces of law and order, politicians and all state offices, which led to interventions on certain satirical films considered to be hyperbolic.