L’Unione Cinematografica Educativa (L.U.C.E). The Italian Government used the Giornale Luce, founded in 1927, to broadcast news and propaganda during the thirties. It is now a fundamental source for studying the history of our country.
The Luce Historical Archives are made up of 12.000 newsreels, 9.000 documentaries, 3.000.000 images, and several other items, ranging from films dating back to the origins of cinema to collections and film clips of 20th century events.
With this regular and long tradition, Istituto Luce is still looking forward, carefully monitoring all aspects of Italian and International cinema, and its goals are the preservation of Italy’s historical and cultural heritage, the production and the cinematographic distribution, and the distribution of the home video products, always keeping an eye on cultural and technological innovation.