Fellows' Presentation

The Core

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Benjamín Naishtat RI '18

Free and open to the public.


During his Radcliffe fellowship, Benjamín Naishtat is developing a fictional-experimental feature film project adapted from The Seven Madmen, a 1929 Argentine novel by Roberto Arlt, in combination with a Jules Verne novel and a violin concerto by the contemporary argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. The main goal of the research process for this film, and of the film itself, is to establish connections between the spiritual mood of the late 1920s that resulted in the rise of fascism in large parts of the western world and the current ongoing streams of borderline politics and religious frenzy.