NPIHP Experts Featured in Italian Documentary

Murge: A Front in the Cold War

May 30, 2012

NPIHP is pleased to announce that NPIHP co-director Leopoldo Nuti, and NPIHP partner Vladislav Zubok will be featured in a new documentary on US Jupiter missiles in Italy.

The film, Murge: il fronte della guerra fredda, (Murge: A Front in the Cold War) deals with the intersection of the Italian countryside and inhabitants which played host to the missiles, and the Cold War conflict which brought them there. Directed by Fabrizio Galatea and produced by Zenit Film, it contains extensive rare footage from the 1957-63 time period, including film of the missiles themselves, and interviews with members of the original Italian crews.

The film will premier on 1 June as part of the Bellaria Film Festival. For more information on the film, and to view the trailer visit

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant