The dp campus of cinecitta'
Presented in cooperation with the Primo Levi Center and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York
The DP camps of Cinecittà (World Premiere)(Italian w/Eglish subtitles)
A documentary by Marco Bertozzi, based on research by Noa Steimatsky (University of Chicago).
The conversion of Cinecittà, one of Europe's largest movie studios, into a refugee camp seems an odd footnote to the chronicles of Italian cinema.
However, its magnitude, the duration of its existence, and the broader social and political forces that governed its development, define it as a startling phenomenon and a prime allegorical tableau of its time. The existence of the camp colors our vision of postwar Italian film history, and, in particular, of Neorealism.
Post-screening discussion with the authors