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The video collection is constituted by two principal funds. The first fund is the video archives made up of about 1300 titles divided into various sections:



TV fiction

TV programmes



didactic activities and conventions.

The richest section concerns the films, which are divided according to their nationality, and are grouped under some great authors: besides the most famous films about the second World War and the masterpieces of neo-realism there are also films of the great masters of Italian cinema such as Germi, Soldati, Antonioni, Bolognini, Pontecorvo, Rosi, Scola, Monicelli, through an historical and cultural path facing all the principal themes of post-war and of the latter half of the twentieth century. Furthermore some film-makers are considered, such as Pasolini, Bertolucci, Moretti, who knew how to renew the poetics and the artistic languages through the breaking of traditional methods; very interesting also is the cinematic trend which examines the Italian political reality well witnessed in the works of Ferrara, Chiesa, Amelio, Maselli and others, in a study of society that goes up to the present time.

Even the sections of foreign cinema are particularly attended to, beginning with American cinema, with special emphasis on the great classics of the Hollywood season, starting with the first Oscar prize of peace time, “The Lost Week End” by Billy Wilder, to pass then to the masterpieces of Capra, Hawks, Chaplin, Mankiewicz and Hitchcock, and also considering the political and social history as is evidenced from the films of Malick, Altman and Stone; even the cinema of eastern Europe is taken into consideration, specifically dwelling upon certain works of film-makers such as Eisenstein, Tarkovsky and Waida, who were ready to catch the changes of the institutional trims with a critical skill. Great importance is also given to the Nouvelle Vague of Godard and Truffaut whose works engaged the French cinema in an expressive experimentation that was to be continued with the films of Clair and Bresson. Finally we remember the civil commitment of English cinema, of Neil Jordan and Ken Loach and the monumental review of Germany in the twentieth century in the “Heimat“ of Edgar Reitz, without forgetting the contributions of extra-European cinema, such as the Japanese example of Kurosawa and the Iranian of Kiarostami.

The second fund is composed films of different sizes (8, 16, 35 mm), particularly related to the fascist period, to the Second World War and to the second post-war period. The original films related to the passage of the front in our province from the Imperial War Museum of London, and to the Italian participation in the Yugoslavian Liberation War taken at the
National Cinema Archives of Belgrade are very important. A considerable fund of films also consists of the news-reels of Unitelefilm which are related to the ‘60s and ‘70s. The whole film section has been changed into VHS for the users’ convenience and so is readily available. 

The list of video is available at the library. We are making the informatics catalogue of videos and when this work will be finished, all our audio – video patrimony will be available also from your house in the provincial catalogue Sebina Opac.

The improvement of the video collection has been made also with the contribution of the province of Pesaro and Urbino L.R. 75/97 a. 2006