2013, Thu, Sep 19

From the Pole to the Equator

D: Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

Italy 1986, 101 min. silent, Followed by a talk with the filmmakers (in English)

The Italian film pioneer Luca Comerio traveled all over the world in the early decades of the 20th century as a cinema reporter, becoming increasingly fascinated by the promises of colonialism and fascism. From his opulent body of film material, Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi compose an experimental essay that reveals (anew) the imperialistic and colonial ideology behind each image.