Interactive documentary


Welcome to Pedappio, Benito Mussolini's birthplace. Discover the daily life of this city built to serve the dictator's propaganda, which has since become a rallying point for pilgrims. It is a city that every Italian visited, as well as many foreign leaders, during the fascist ventennio.
La Duce Vita is a three-part documentary. In each act, the main films form the principal theme. Interactive points punctuate the narrative to enrich it with contributions from various specialists (historians, philosophers, architects, etc.) Other short videos offer glimpses of daily life.


Production: Darjeeling
Directors: Cyril Bérard & Samuel Picas
Format: 70 min
Year: 2012
Broadcasts and partners: Italian Cultural Center, France Inter, and