Video screening of the film "The Garibaldi Boy"

This silent film, made for the Cines company, belongs to the dawn of Italian cinema; it tells the story of a boy who runs away from home to join his father who is a volunteer in the Thousand. When they meet up in Sicily, the boy is accepted and enlisted in the red shirts and dies fighting alongside his father.
Probably based on a children’s story about Giuliano Mazè, the film was produced by Filoteo Alberini (1867 – 1937), a pioneer of Italian cinematography and director of the first Italian feature film, The Capture of Rome.