This video is called Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, about this film about fascism in Italy.
By Marianne Arens:
Former fascist elected mayor of Rome
3 May 2008
Two weeks after the victory of Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian parliamentary elections, the city of Rome, which for decades has been governed by centre-left parties, has fallen into the hands of the right wing. On April 28, Gianni Alemanno, a long-time member of the fascist movement with close links to prominent right-wing extremists, was elected mayor of the Italian capital.
In the mid-1990s, Alemanno had participated in the so-called “Fiuggi turn,” whereby a majority of Italian neo-fascists distanced themselves from the cult surrounding the figure of former fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and founded the National Alliance (NA) based on “national conservative” values. Nevertheless, when Alemanno’s victory was announced at the start of the week, his supporters responded in a manner powerfully evoking Italy under the dictator Mussolini. Chanting “Duce, Duce” they celebrated their so-called “liberation of Rome” by giving fascist salutes in front of the city’s town hall. Mussolini’s granddaughter, Alessandra Mussolini, was jubilant because the election of Alemanno took place exactly 63 years after the shooting of her grandfather by anti-fascist partisans.
As a youth, the now 50-year-old Gianni Alemanno had joined the “youth front” of the fascist Movimento Sociale Italiano (MSI) and had a reputation for hooliganism in his activities as a fascist ringleader. In 1988, he took over the leadership of the youth front from Gianfranco Fini, who today heads the NA. Alemanno is married to the daughter of Pino Rauti, who founded the MSI in 1946 and went on to set up the extreme-right terrorist organization Ordine Nuovo (New Order) in 1956.
See also here.
Alemanno a threat to film and other arts: here.