Film "The Capture of Rome"

The 1905 film about the capture of Rome “La presa di Roma” was the first feature film in the history of Italian cinema, directed and produced by Filoteo Alberini (1867 -1937), a pioneer of Italian cinematography. The film, shown in Rome on 20 September 1905 on a large screen erected outside the breach in the walls at Porta Pia in the presence of tens of thousands of spectators from all over Italy, was intended to contribute to the creation of a national identity in a secular sense, by involving the less educated classes not yet touched by the process of unification.