Mondo Mondo

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"Mondo Mondo includes the pioneering films of Prosperi and Jacopetti ... key pre-Mondo documentaries that elucidated some of the genre’s basic concerns (forbidden images, assumptions of civilization and savagery), fiction films that imitated Mondo’s ballyhooed claims of shocking 'authenticity,' and documentaries of rare force and philosophical depth which were unjustly dismissed for their seeming connection to the Mondo phenomenon, disdained by so-called serious documentarians of all stripes – as though anything could be more serious than exploring the shared world heritage of culture, and the mysteries of life and death." —Nick Pinkerton