AROUND SHIRAS

EXPLORERS OF ANOTHER CENTURY

WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY, TO 19H30

In two films, this screening offers a dive into images from the 1920s in the footsteps of female filmmakers and travelers who are discovering the Eastern regions.

THE EXODUS

Real. : Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Marguerite Harrison
(United States - 1925 - 71 ′ - OV)

 

The three exploratory filmmakers document the fascinating spring transhumance of the Bakhtiari herds, a tribe of Iranian nomads. Ignoring even the political power of the tribe in the region, the filmmakers (the future directors of King Kong and Marguerite Harrison, filmmaker, and spy ...) offer a testimony of great rarity on this tribe inhabiting Iran today ' still.

ELLA MAILLART - DOUBLE JOURNEY

Real. : Antonio Bigini and Mariann Lewinsky Sträuli
(Switzerland, Italy - 2015 - 40 ′ - 2015 - VOSTF)

Between 1939 and 1945, Ella Maillart traveled by car through Eastern Europe, Afghanistan and India, alongside the adventurer Annemarie Schwarzenbach. The film combines the precious archive footage shot and his travel diaries, which question the very idea of ​​exoticism.

© Ella Maillart, Antonio Bigini and Mariann Lewinsky Sträuli
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