The Walls of Sana’a among the titles of the retrospective “Carnal knowledge: The films of Pier Paolo Pasolini”
The Walls of Sana’a (1971) is among the titles of the completed retrospective dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
The exhibition, which will take place from February 17th to March 12th to honor the poet, philosopher and filmmaker, is entitled Carnal knowledge: The films of Pier Paolo Pasolini. This series launches the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures of Los Angeles partnership with Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema.
The Walls of Sana’a presents documentary footage of the city of Sana’a in Yemen, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, with a voice-over calling for UNESCO to protect the city’s architectural heritage before it is destroyed by development. Pasolini’s appeal was accepted and in 1986, thanks to his precious artistic work, the old town of Sana’a was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The restored footage is an exclusive film from the Minerva Pictures’ library.