is based on Franco Fortini’s book The Dogs of Sinai
(1967), a reflection on politics, identity, and truthfulness in the period after the Six Day War of 1967. Fortini, a Jewish communist and a major figure in postwar Italian intellectual life, reflects on his own identity as a Jew and a communist, and about the birth of fascism and the increasing anti-Arabic influence in Europe. Straub and Huillet film Fortini reading from his own text together with images of landscapes shot in the Apuan Alps, where years earlier atrocities against the partisans had been committed by the Nazis.
, Dir: Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, Italy/France, 1976, 16mm/DCP, colour, 83 min., in Italian with English subtitles.
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Presented as part of The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet