restricted access Manifesto (Italy, 1965)

This manifesto, written primarily by Rossellini, offers a utopian account of the possibilities of moving images in a world that he and the cosignatories see as eroding despite all the material and technological progress that has been made. In essence this is an educational film manifesto, arguing for the total use of cinema to allow humankind to understand its place in the world and in history. To this end it is similar in its inspiration to global undertakings such as Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man (1955).