In Conversation: Pasolini, the Cold War, and the Third World


3:00pm  — 4:30pm


Neuberger Museum of Art


Associate Professor Paula Halperin and Assistant Professor Leandro Benmergui seek to contextualize Pier Paolo Pasolini’s artistic work through the lens of the Cold War​, and to clarify his political and intellectual connections to the so-called Third World.

The 1960s and 1970s were years of radical and profound cultural transformation, and social and political cinemas were active instruments and vehicles of those changes. Pasolini’s deep connections to both Latin American cinemas and their filmmakers ultimately shaped his work as an artist and intellectual.

This event is part of the Neuberger Museum’s Blueprint Event series held in conjunction with the Pier Paolo Pasolini: Subversive Prophet exhibition. 



Paula HalperinPaula Halperin is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies/Latin American Studies/History, and Director of the School of Film and Media Studies.

Leandro BenmerguiLeandro Benmergui is Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies, Chair of Latin American Studies, and Director of Casa Purchase, An Outreach Center for Latin American Studies.



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