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Second episode of La lotta dell’uomo per la sua sopravvivenza (Man’s Struggle for Survival)

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



"The Civilization that Was Borne from a River." 1967–69. Directed by Renzo Rossellini Jr., Roberto Rossellini. Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini. For three years Rossellini and his son worked on a twelve-part series for Italian television about man’s search for food and the subsequent development of civilization. The first episode deals with man as a hominid; the second follows the shift from wily hunter in the fourth ice age to the subsequent birth of agriculture. English voice-over, no dialogue. 55 min.
Followed by a 1971 conversation between Rossellini and a Rice University anthropologist about the first appearance of agriculture in what is now Iran. 10 min.

In the Film exhibition Roberto Rossellini

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