Il Paesaggio Meridiano nel Cinema Italiano Non-Fiction 1948-1968

Progetto di ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale, finanziato dal Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca

Mass Tourism Between Mobility and Mediality

FilmForum 2021 - XXVIII International Film and Media Studies Conference




The emerging of mass tourism is one of the social transformations in which it is easiest to grasp the relationship between mobility and modernity, a relationship that marked Italian history between 1948 and 1968.

This process, which culminates in the period of the economic miracle, is represented in many documentaries of that time, in which the coasts of Southern Italy are elected as tourist destinations, where modernity and escape from modernity ambiguously coincide. The Southern landscape becomes the object of appropriation by this new emerging individual, the tourist, through mainly two processes: the landing and the discovery.

This paper aims to present some documentaries in which these two concepts are presented, highlighting the reciprocity of mobility and mediality.