Kicking off this week’s dose of daily video content is a time capsule: a 1972 documentary from Luca Verdone entitled Neorealism, which explores the the Italian film movement that came to personify Italy’s cinematic identity in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The film contains interviews with a whole host of filmmakers associated with neorealism (Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Visconti, and more), as well as reflections on the movement from other important Italian directors who had a less substantial connection to the mode of filmmaking (Antonioni, Pasolini, Bertolucci, etc.). It also features a telling section where street interviews are conducted with Italian citizens, one of whom displays disdain for the changes to Italian cinema caused by the movement (“Movies used to be nice. Simple and nice.”) and another expresses weariness about the image that neorealist works project to foreign viewers about the state of society and conditions of life in Italy (“It’s no good to let others see the rotten teeth in our mouths.”).