Screening: The Babylonian Story

Salt Galata

December 30, 2011 – March 11, 2012

(Excerpt from the film Intolerance)
D. W. Griffith
1916, USA, 1’12”
SALT Research
Tuesday through Saturday, 16.00

Considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era, Intolerance is a film from 1916, directed by D. W. Griffith. The three-and-a-half hour epic intercuts four parallel storylines, each set in different centuries: A contemporary melodrama of crime in 1914; the story of Jesus Christ, events surrounding the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of 1572; and the fall of the Babylonian Empire to Persia in 539 BC.

An extract from this film renowned for its monumental sets, namely The Babylonian Story, will be screened at SALT Research. It depicts the Babylonian Palace with all its richness, whose plates are displayed in the Mesopotamia section of the Scramble of the Past exhibition.

To view the whole film, please ask SALT Research librarians.

Silent film with Turkish subtitles