Isola nuda (Naked Island)

Documentary Italy 2008

In 1939 a group of men from Catania was arrested, interrogated, and physically examined for clinical signs that would distinguish them as homosexual according to beliefs, circulating since the late 1800s, that homosexuality was a disorder that could be clinically diagnosed. The men, about 40 in all, were then banned to the Island of Ustica. Not an isolated event at the time, homosexuals were rounded up and banned to far away places in an attempt to protect public morality against indecency and to promote the fascist regime’s program for the creation of “the new man” dedicated to the ideals of family and country.  This work is part of the program "Sensi Contemporanei Cinema e Audiovisivo" in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage, Environment and Permanent Education Department of Sicily Region and with Sicilia Film Festival.

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