Italian Mondo Films

Simply put, mondo films are “shock” documentaries. Take any cultural anomaly, from tribal rituals to a particular culture’s view on sexuality, and the mondo film was there to exploit it. Its subject matter is the proverbial car accident and its audience those passerby.

Danny Shipka, Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980 (McFarland & Company, 2011)

Italian Mondo Films by Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi

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Title Year IMDb Rating
** Mondo cane 1962 Mondo cane (1962) on IMDb
** Mondo Cane 2 1963 Mondo Cane 2 (1963) on IMDb
** Women of the World 1963 Women of the World (1963) on IMDb
** Africa addio 1966 Africa addio (1966) on IMDb
** Goodbye Uncle Tom 1971 Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971) on IMDb
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