Middle East Studies

Cancelled/ Film Screening: “Fortini/Cani”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

5:30pm – 7:00pm

This screening has been cancelled.

The film is a sort of presentation of Franco Fortini’s book ‘I Cani del Sinai’. Fortini, an Italian Jew, reads excerpts from the book about his alienation from Judaism and from the social relations around him, the rise of Fascism in Italy, the anti-Arab attitude of European culture. The images, mostly a series of Italian landscape shots, provide a backdrop that highlights the meaning of the text.

“Fortini/Cani” (1976) by Jean-Marie Straub. Directors: Daniele Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub. Writer: Franco Fortini (book). Stars: Franco Fortini, Luciana Nissim, Adriano Apr. Duration 83 minutes.

Organized by Hisham Bizri, professor of literary arts