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L’Oriente di Pasolini: The Arabian Nights Through the Photographs of Roberto Villa

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Asia House is delighted to present the photographic journey 'L’Oriente de Pasolini' by Italian photographer Roberto Villa. The talk will showcase a fantastic and unique opportunity to see the life and heritage of people in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nepal, India, Iran, and Yemen—most of which legacy has now been destroyed by wars and political unrest. These photographs by Roberto Villa on the set of Arabian Nights (Il fiore delle mille e una notte) in 1973, documented the director’s work in the Middle East. Villa’s images not only capture some moments in the making of the film but also the faces of the locals, as well as the mystical locations where the poet/director set his version of the Arabic folk tale.

We thank The British Italian Society for their collaboration.

About Roberto Villa

Roberto Villa is a photographer, director and a media researcher based in Milan, Italy. A forerunner in the use of media technology and digital photography, he founded his photography, design and advertising agency AudioVisualCommunication in 1957. He has served as the Art and Technical director of numerous design magazines, and his work has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and National Geographic. In 1972, Pier Paolo Pasolini invited him on the set of Arabian Nights as the official film photographer. The photo shoot was also published with an article by Pasolini. In 2008, Villa donated a part of his vast archive, which includes photographs from Arabian Nights, to the Cineteca di Bologna.

Photos courtesy of Roberto Villa

This event is part of the Asia House 2019 Spring Arts and Learning Programme, a completely unique initiative in the UK in presenting a pan-Asian artistic and cultural programme with a scope of more than 40 countries in the region. Through our programme of events on arts, culture and education we act as a catalyst for the discovery of the diverse arts and cultures of Asia and the Asian diaspora, and serve as a bridge of understanding between the UK and Asia.

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