Bay of Pigs
2012. USA. William E. Jones. 4 min.
2013. France. Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi. 65 min.
New York Premiere
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
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.
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.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2014: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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