<i>Pays Barbare</i>. 2013. France. Directed by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi. Courtesy of Les Films d’ici. Pictured: a still from an amateur 16mm film by an Italian engineer depicting an anonymous Italian Air Force technician (on left) and an Italian Air Force official (on right) standing by mustard gas bombs at a military airport in Gura, Eritrea
  • Pays barbare

    2013. France. Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi. 65 min.

  • Bay of Pigs

    2012. USA. William E. Jones. 4 min.

New York Premiere

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Pays barbare

    2013. France. Directed by Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi. The filmmaking duo of Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi, long outspoken against violence and war, interrogate the 1935–36 Italian colonial conquest of Ethiopia-Abyssinia through poetically reworked amateur movies that reveal the barbarism captured in secret military footage of bombers loaded with mustard gas, and the colonial gaze in images of bare female bodies. 65 min.

  • Bay of Pigs

    2012. USA. Directed by William E. Jones. This “captured” film from the CIA Film Library in Girón, a production of El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematographicos, documents the aerial bombardment during the Bay of Pigs invasion; the soundtrack comes from a secret espionage station called “Atención.” 4 min.