Le Mura di Sana

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giovanni Bonfanti. 1971. Italy, Yemen. vo Italian. 14’

On Sunday October 18, 1970, the last day filming “Flower of the Arabian Nights” on location in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, Pasolini decides to use some leftover rolls of film to make a documentary about the city and thus persuade Unesco to intervene to protect the beauty of this world heritage. ”With every passing day, one part of the Sanaa walls falls to pieces... One of my dreams is to save Sanaa and other cities – their historic centres. I will strive for my dream and endeavour for Unesco to intervene”, says Pasolini.